publisher: Graywolf Press

type: Book cover

spec notes: Hard back, 3-piece cover, blue cloth over boards, gray cloth over spine, color stamped with yellow and gray

This was our first book for Graywolf, with introductions made by our friend Stephen Elliott, who called because he wanted a cover that would be different. The book itself is hard to pin down — part personal narrative of a break-down year, part true-crime courtroom drama, part story of heartache all around — and the illustration is meant to convey at least part of that as an optical illusion that looks like children walking at night through the woods in one view, and a shattering heart in another.