In the process of constantly disappearing, the unhinged, unmoored and
unnamed narrator of "Where I Stay" travels through a cracked North
America, stalked by his own future self and the whispers of a distant
love. From Arco, Idaho to Mexico City, he flees along the highways and
dirt roads of a landscape filled with characters in transition:
squatters, survivalists, prostitutes, drug runners, skinheads, border
guards and con-men. "Where I Stay" is a meditation on desperation,
identity, geography, memory, and love—
a story about endurance, about the empty spaces in ourselves, about the
new possibilities we find only after we have lost everything.
"Where I Stay" is available, with free shipping, directly from the publisher here.
"Where I Stay" can also be found at Powell's, Borders,
online at Amazon, or at your local independent bookstore. Please support your neighborhood booksellers!
Where I Stay's favorite bookstores include: Matter Books
at the BeanCycle in Fort Collins, Colorado; Unnameable Books
in Prospect Heights; DOMY Books in Houston
in Portland, Oregon; Ada books
in Providence, RI; and Freebird Books
down by the water in Brooklyn, New York.
Libraries, schools and bookstore orders please contact the publisher. Books are also available to the individuals and the trade, and by Pubnet, through
For reviews of "Where
I Stay" click here.
Advance praise for "Where
A gifted journey through borderlands between text and image, glassy
prose and suggestively indirect prose poem, facts and fictions, sanity
and the other thing, but most of all those borderlands crossed and
recrossed on the West's back roads—the kind that always exist just off
the grid, just below the radar, and always in beautiful pieces.
— Lance Olsen,
author of Hideous Beauties, Nietzsche's
Kisses, Anxious Pleasures and others
Consider Andrew Zornoza's "Where I Stay" a loose retelling of Werner
1974 march from Munich to Paris to try to save a dying friend—only set
the arid, ominous nowherescape of the contemporary Southwest and
a strung-out W.G. Sebald. Zornoza dedicates the book to "all those he's
lied to" before prosecuting a narrative in stark photographs and crisp,
lurid text that will make you wish we had more liars like him in the
Derby, author of Super
Andrew Zornoza writes with the precision of a poet and delicately
creates a haunting, glowing world of dreams and beauty. The language
and images of "Where I Stay" make you want to step inside the pages, to
travel down the road with the author. Books like this remind us of what
true art really looks like.
Hyatt, author of A Scarecrow's Bible
and winner of the Edmund White award