• And Every Day Was Overcast

    Black Balloon Publishing

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    Shipping is free on all purchases. 3 Editions Available for direct order. Celebrate Overcast's inclusion in the New York Times 2013 Gift Guide and give the gift of Overcast for 2014!

     

    About the Editions:

    And Every Day Was Overcast is available in multiple editions. 

    [1.] Cloth-Bound Limited Special Edition and Optional Extras

    This limited special edition is bound in a sandy-colored cloth and features the And Every Day Was Overcast logo on the front cover and foil stamping on the spine. Each copy is signed and numbered by author Paul Kwiatkowski. Extras include an exclusive vinyl album of the soundtrack in a handsome sleeve and a signed photographic print.

    [2.] Trade Paperback

    The trade edition will feature french flaps and be printed on high quality paper with full color photographs throughout the book. This is your new favorite NSFW coffee table book.

    [3.] eReader

    Formatted and priced specifically for your black-and-white eReader, this stripped-down edition of Overcast contains just one image per chapter and the full text of the novel. It’s a steal at $6.99.

     

    About the Book:

    Out of South Florida’s lush and decaying suburban landscape blooms the delinquent magic and chaotic adolescence of And Every Day Was Overcast.

    Paul Kwiatkowski’s arresting photographs amplify a novel of profound vision and vulnerability. Drugs, teenage cruelty, wonder, and the screen-flickering worlds of Predator and Married…With Children shape and warp the narrator’s developing sense of self as he navigates adventures and misadventures, from an ill-fated LSD trip on an island of castaway rabbits to the devastating specter of HIV and AIDS.

    This alchemy of photography and fiction gracefully illuminates the travesties and triumphs of the narrator’s quest to forge emotional connections and fulfill his brutal longings for love.

    About the Author:

    Paul Kwiatkowski is a New York-based writer and photographer. This is his first novel. His work has appeared in numerous outlets, including JuxtapozBeautiful DecayDazed and ConfusedFaultDust, and American Suburb X.

    Advance Praise for And Every Day Was Overcast:

    • And Every Day Was Overcast [is] unlike any book I’ve ever read. [It’s] a mix of this clean, spare, unaffected prose about growing up near the swamps of South Florida—plus these incredible photos [Paul has] taken of the area.… A completely original and clearheaded voice.”—Ira Glass, host of This American Life
    • “I can count on my fingers the number of great books that seamlessly mix photographs and literary text in a compelling way. Paul Kwiatkowski’s And Every Day is Overcast not only achieves this rare feat, he does so with an artistry that makes the achievement nearly invisible. As compelling as the best movies or graphic novels, And Every Day is Overcast is a landmark in visual storytelling.”—Alec Soth
    • "Paul Kwiatkowski stitches together an ugly-beautiful fabric of volatile America, threaded with gators and bad acid trips, swampy living and early sexual encounters. There's hardly anything more American than this ode to coming of age in South Florida. A tour de force in the form of battered scrapbook memories."—Doug Rickard

    About the LP

    This limited-edition soundtrack contains a bizarre and beautiful audioscape created by Paul Kwiatkowski and Black Balloon Publishing, with authentic Florida field recordings, interviews, animal sounds, ambient noise, and electronic music tones. Stamped on clear vinyl with a custom jacket and hand-signed note from the author, this 15-track record is the weirdest, most profoundly fantastic thing you’ll buy all year.

     

     

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