jeanne bernhardt • silver city & two more • signed • limited edition
New Zealand shapes some rare creatures. Its isolation even between towns nurtures the individual. Jeanne Bernhardt’s writing builds depth via an unknowing muse, herself. Often life on the streets, of the loner is more often than not told with a male perspective. Here, we witness an unquenchable path, experiencing all the odd and less comforting realms of life that have powdered her thoughts. With this chapbook, Ms Bernhardt's stories are published in the UK for the first time. Expect more of her work via Tangerine in the near future.
53 numbered/signed copies
£12 plus shipping
20 pages. approx. 6"/150mm wide x 225mm/9" tall. Handsewn at the Sick Tangerine workshop. Mohawk dark grey card covers; front cover artwork embossed in gold. Title page spread printed on Heritage book white paper; 100% recycled, acid-free text paper; antique Glastonbury 'golden rod' endpapers.
Three stories from the New Zealand author, published for the first time in the UK.
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Jeanne Bernhardt was born in New Zealand in 1961. She is the author of seven books (fiction and poetry): Vorare Lacuna, baby is this wonderland?, The Snow Poems, The deaf man’s chorus, Fast Down Turk, Wood, and 26 (collected poetry). She began reading her poetry at pubs when she was 18 and was awarded the Louis Johnson new writers bursary in 1997. Much of her life has been spent in Australia, where she studied fine art; semiotics and installation, and in the United States where she worked itinerant, seasonal jobs mostly on the land. She returned to NZ in 2015.Tangerine Press will be publishing a full collection of her stories in the near future.
The Walking Wounded Series is an erratic beast. Titles will be released in sporadic bursts over the coming years. 53 titles by 53 different authors, in an edition of 53 numbered copies each. Any copies left unsold after 9 months (from date of issue) will be ceremonially burned and the ashes scattered into the River Wandle outside the Tangerine hq here in south London.
Limited edition, signed chapbooks, all handsewn, embossed and printed at the Sick Tangerine workshop.
c/o The Library
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