In 18 unusual, head-spinning essays, Jarman drifts through Venice amid the revelry of carnival and the arrival of the impending pandemic. He visits a private club along Shanghai’s Huangpu River to be serenaded by a band of retired People’s Liberation Army singers. An invitation to the Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai forges a connection with a jetlagged pair of Arctic throat singers and a doctor fascinated by Canada. And an extended hospitalization beside the intubated victim of a drunk-driving accident reveals a difficult family drama.
And this, of course, is only the beginning. Masterfully written, Touch Anywhere to Begin penetrates the impressionistic moments and intimacies of travel to reveal character and place like none other.Author: Mark Anthony Jarman
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Publishing Date: September 20th, 2022
# of Pages: 256