In 63 entries and an accompanying website, A Field Guide to the North American Family offers a collaborative portrait of two fictional specimens. Photographers contributed lavish illustrations via afieldguide.com, an ongoing, networked Internet community. Though the novella’s entries can be read straight through, alphabetical headings and cross-referenced design also enable readers to move through the narrative as they see fit. Part fiction, part reference work, part photo-essay, this Field Guide invites readers and participants to consider the state of the family.
Hardcover. 144 pages.