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Brad Freeman

08/09/2010

The Grass is Greener, 2001, JAB Books and Nexus Press, 48 pages in duotones and CMYK, smythe sewn by Bind Tech Nashville, soft cover and offset printed by BF on Astrolite by Monadnock (alkaline pH and buffered), 7 1/4” x 5”, edition 500, ISBN 0-932526-87-X ($12)

The pathos and beauty of moral frustrations comprise the central theme of The Grass is Greener. The repetitive enclosure of the book form, with its capacity to enact a cycle of constraint within the bound sequence of its pages, reinforces the irony of this work–even as the final signature pulls back, catching its breath and ours in a dry laugh of response. It is tight, succinct, and highly aesthetic as an expression of a wry, dark vision of the lived condition.

The Grass is Greener is available from Nexus Press, 535 Means Street, Atlanta, GA 30318

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