A revealing and beautifully written memoir and
family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann
In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of
narrative and image, Mann’s preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the
storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically
predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.
Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed
photographs, she finds more than she bargained for: “deceit and scandal,
alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly
loved and disputed family land…racial complications, vast sums of money made
and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder.”
In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing
photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has
the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile
soil of her own life. Download and start listening now!