Menu
Cart
Dispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction

Dispatches from the Drownings: Reporting the Fiction of Nonfiction

BJ Hollars

  • $ 3000


Disturbed by stories of drownings in the river behind his home in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, writer B. J. Hollars combed the archives of local newspapers only to discover vast discrepancies in articles about the deaths. In homage to Michael Lesy's cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip, Hollars pairs reports from late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century journalists with fictional versions, creating a hybrid text complete with facts, lies, and a wide range of blurring in between. Charles Van Schaick's macabre, staged photographs from the era appear alongside the dispatches, further complicating the messiness of history and the limits of truth.

We Also Recommend

Featured on TravelWisconsin.com

As seen on TVs Discover Wisconsin

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. DECI Best Customer Service, Best Downtown Experience

Best of the Chippewa Valley Best Gift Shop, Best place to buy music, Best Book Store

Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2016