My Suffolk Downs [1 of 45 signed copies]
Shook, Melissa

Shook, Melissa. My Suffolk Downs. Boston and Cambridge, MA: Pressed Wafer and Kat Ran Press 2012. Ca. 60p, many photos by the author. New hardcover; no jacket, as issued. One of 45 copies, signed by the author and hand-bound by Sarah Creighton; design and typography by Michael Russem. ** A beautifully evocative look at the Suffolk Downs backstretch in "poems and photographs." The "poems" consist of gritty yet lyrical conversations with "the people who work at such demanding and often hard-scrabble jobs--the trainers, grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, jockeys and their agents, vets, horse shoers and dentists, feed, hay, and icemen." The author's proceeds go to The Eighth Pole, which provides social services for backside workers at Suffolk Downs. A lovely book. (We also have copies of the trade paperbound; please inquire). (Item ID: 14924)


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