Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 256 pages, 3.27 × 2.28 × 0.28 in
Published: July 26, 2010
Publisher: Granta Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1905881193
ISBN - 13: 9781905881192
About the Book
We're all seduced by the idea of going back. But can we ever trust our memories? We return (or attempt to return) to places, friends, lovers, missed opportunities, and versions of ourselves that no longer exist. Or we're haunted and shaped by the fact that returning--going back--isn't an option. Can we ever trust our memories? In this latest issue of "Granta," writers meditate on these essential questions from an exciting array of vantage points. Wendell Steavenson revisits Iraq, where she follows up with the former prisoner of war she interviewed after Saddam's fall. Owen Sheers returns to Zimbabwe and the memories of family who lived there, witnessing how the country has changed in the past decade. The issue will feature new fiction by up-and-coming writer Claire Watkins, a profound essay on Detroit by the poet Lawrence Joseph, a photo essay on Shanghai, and startling memoirs and stories by the best writers from around the world.
From the Publisher
We all go back: to the house or town where we were raised, to an old friend or lover, to an idea or belief we long ago abandoned. But can we ever trust our memories? And what if -- as it is so for so many -- it proves still impossible to go back?
About the Author
John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, is published by Scribner in the US and Text