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Detroit and Cherry 1

On May 7th 2020, a Thursday, I started a book called Detroit and Cherry. I began the book with a walk, from the Ohio/Michigan border to an intersection in urban Toledo. I took photographs and recorded notes. I had no fixed route. Ten minutes after I started, the sunrise began as the full moon set.

The theme of the book and the plot are still undetermined. However, I have a "mess" of nearly 30,000 words. I have been writing as much as possible since the walk; probably 12 hours a day. This will likely turn out to be a novella or a very long essay.

I have been inspired by:
Surrealism: Crossing/Frontiers by Elza Adamowicz 


Los Angeles Review of Books: A Ramble About Books on Walking

Newspaper Drumsticks by Tyler Dempsey

Leonard Elmore

Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio by Gayleen Gindy

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

As well as the fact that this is the first Spring I have experienced in my hometown in decades.

I will post more about this book when have some samples, or something to say.

Detroit and Cherry is published by Book Merah. A list of other Book Merah books is here.

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