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  • Published: 28 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141971490
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 250

Guestbook

Ghost Stories




What haunts us? What can't we let go of? One of our most imaginative writers and artists explores the visitations that disturb us in the midst of life, and reinvents the very way we narrate experience.

Here a tennis prodigy collapses after his wins, crediting them to an invisible, not entirely benevolent presence. A series of ghosts appear at the foot of their former beds, some distraught, some fascinated at the sight of their unfamiliar occupants. A woman returns from a visit to Alcatraz with an uncomfortable feeling. The spirit of a prisoner has attached himself to you, a friend tells her. He sensed the empathy you had for those men.In more than two dozen stories and vignettes accompanied by an evocative curiosity cabinet of artifacts and images - found photographs, original paintings, Instagram-style portraits - Guestbook presents the glimmering, unsettling evidence that marks our paths through life. Shapton explores the earthly and sublime experience of existence by expanding the traditional ghost story into a new constellation of words and images.

  • Published: 28 March 2019
  • ISBN: 9780141971490
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 250

About the author

Leanne Shapton

Leanne Shapton is an artist, author and publisher and recipient of the 2012 National Book Critics' Circle Award for autobiography. Her most recent book, Women in Clothes, was a collaboration with Sheila Heti and Heidi Julavits. She lives in New York with her family.

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