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Vincent Dachy

Located in London having drifted from Belgium, Vincent Dachy has written quite a few things in English and in French, most often on Mondays, and published sparsely. Well, one cannot do everything, even if one would like to. By...

Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World

Vincent Dachy

Introduction by Mary Burger
Cover art by Anitra Menning
Book 5 of 5, TrenchArt Casements Series
Fiction | $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-9766371-8-9
Size: 9.25″ X 4.25″
Pages: 214
Binding: Softcover, Perfect

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Someone has taken a trip and taken photographs of that trip and someone else has been invited to watch a slideshow of the trip taken. There is a road, there is an abstract painting, there is a viewer who wishes he could live in a televised loop of a sunset and another who wonders why people are fat. Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World is a stunning first book by Vincent Dachy, a narrated slideshow of inner and outer geographies complete with 52 black and white photographs taken by the author.

The crocheted hyperbolic plane on the cover of Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World was made by Anitra Menning and photographed by Christine Wertheim of The Institute For Figuring.

Praise for Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World

 “Tribulations of a Westerner in the Western World is a grand tour of a bland realm, framed by a slideshow and narrated by a cranky viewer in a running-off-at-the-mind commentary that veers from cynical to silly to wise to sick. Vincent Dachy presents the new Western Everyman as an engaging if solipsistic armchair tour guide, whose complex musings perform a strangely political indictment of a society in such an advanced state of decay, all one can do is sit and watch.”

– Doug Nufer