Joan Frank - Try to Get Lost (Corte Madera Store)

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 7:00pm

Through the author’s travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us: the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media’s depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word “hotel,” and the ceaseless discovery generated by encounters with self and others on familiar and foreign ground. Frank posits that in fact time itself may be our ultimate, inhabited place—the “vastest real estate we know,” with a “stunningly short” lease.

Joan Frank is the award-winning author of a number of books of literary fiction and essays including Because You Have To: A Writing Life and All the News I Need: A Novel. She lives with her husband, playwright Bob Duxbury, in the North Bay Area of California.

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Try to Get Lost: Essays on Travel and Place Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780826361370
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of New Mexico Press - February 15th, 2020

Through the author's travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us: the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media's depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word "hotel," and the ceaseless discovery generated by encounters with self and others on familiar and foreign groun