Your Lovely Small Face: An Algonquin E-Short

Your Lovely Small Face: An Algonquin E-Short

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by Jeff Backhaus
     
 

“Your Lovely Small Face” is the story of an American who's just immigrated to Korea in a risky scheme to resurrect his shattered career, prepare a home for his wife and daughter (who have promised to follow as soon as he lays a suitable foundation), and help his wife launch her own entrepreneurial venture.

The story is told through posts on

Overview

“Your Lovely Small Face” is the story of an American who's just immigrated to Korea in a risky scheme to resurrect his shattered career, prepare a home for his wife and daughter (who have promised to follow as soon as he lays a suitable foundation), and help his wife launch her own entrepreneurial venture.

The story is told through posts on a fictional Tumblr page, which the couple sets up to share their now-separate worlds. We watch as they communicate and miscommunicate with each other through their posts and photos, as they try to be honest about their lives but end up irresistibly manipulating their own experiences to get what they want.

Author Jeff Backhaus wrote the story based on thirty-nine photos he assembled from the thousands he's taken around the world—thin slices of his past severed from his actual experience to create an illusion, a photofiction, a story. 

Includes a special preview of Backhaus's debut novel Hikikomori and the Rental Sister

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616203559
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
568,202
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Jeff Backhaus has been a cook, an art director, and a professional pilot. He lived and worked in Korea and now lives in New York. Author website: www.jeffbackhaus.com.

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Your Lovely Small Face: An Algonquin E-Short 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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This is absolutely brilliant. Okay, there are a couple of typos, let's get that out of the way and move on. It is possible to appreciate a wonderful meal on a plate with a chip in, after all. And I thought this was indeed a feast. It isn't very long, but an interesting, insightful story told to accompany some truly stunning photographs. If you like street or food photography, there is something for you here. If you have ever been a stranger in a strange land, you will understand this. If you enjoy a voyeuristic peek at a struggling relationship, you will find that here, too. I would love to experience (since "read" doesn't quite cover it) more just like this.