TRAVELS THROUGH ABSENCELETTERS FROM THE EUROPEAN CITY
new second edition out now
Lovers separated. A letter written. A lonely voice calls out from the centre of a city. The city echoes. Lisbon, Belgrade, Paris, Vienna, Mostar, Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, Edinburgh, Berlin, Venice, Stockholm, Munich, Thessaloniki, London. A kaleidoscopic journey across Europe in search of connection, Travels Through Absence is an intimate reflection on the spaces we share and the distances between us.
This newly-revised second edition features a photographic prologue and a further chapter to one last city in an attempt to bring the journey closer, finally, to some kind of arrival.
"...I woke in this bed a week ago, with the crease lines of well-starched linen mapping out irrelevancies across my skin. I studied them as I focused, those precise and unequivocal lines forged into me so deep and yet temporarily. Soon enough they were fading, dusk, and quickly my private etchings had dissolved into smooth flesh once more, blank, almost, but for some pale hairs and an occasional mole. But I didn't know these moles, nor these arms or legs, in fact nothing seemed to belong to me. And that's when I realised, in panic, numb, that I was all at sea. I couldn't and can't tell you a single thing about me. I woke up and all I could see, beyond the confines of this windowless room, was your face and the city..."
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