Publisher: Small Beer Press, Northampton, MA, 2007
Cass Neary made her name in the seventies as a photographer embedded in the burgeoning punk movement in New York City. Her pictures of the musicians and the hangers-on, the infamous, the damned, and the dead, earned her a brief moment of fame.
Thirty years later she is adrift, on her way down, and almost out when an old acquaintance sends her on a mercy gig to interview a famously reclusive photographer who lives on an island in Maine. When she arrives Down East, Cass stumbles across a decades-old mystery that is still claiming victims, and she finds one final shot at redemption.
Patricia Highsmith meets Patti Smith in this mesmerizing literary thriller.
Praise for Elizabeth Hand’s previous novels:
“Inhabits a world between reason and insanity—it’s a delightful waking dream.”
“One of the most sheerly impressive, not to mention overwhelmingly beautiful books I have read in a long time.”