Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Out of Egypt

by André Aciman // Picador
This richly colored memoir chronicles the exploits of a flamboyant Jewish family, from its bold arrival in cosmopolitan Alexandria to its defeated exodus three generations later. In elegant and witty prose, André Aciman introduces us to the marvelous eccentrics who shaped his life--Uncle Vili, the strutting daredevil, soldier, salesman, and spy; the two grandmothers, the Princess and the Saint, who gossip in six languages; Aunt Flora, the German refugee who warns that Jews lose everything "at least twice in their lives." And through it all, we come to know a boy who, even as he longs for a wider world, does not want to be led, forever, out of Egypt.

This palm tree kinda looked like a feather duster to me.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Jar City

by Arnaldur Indridason // Picador

Cover photograph by Michael Trevillion.
Based on original image Art Directed by David Baldeosingh Rotstein

Design was scrapped because this stock image was already used on another book.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Devil's Horn

by Michael Segell // Picador

Illustration by Adam Auerbach
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