Joe Bonomo won the Orphan Press Award for his arresting collection of essays in which he “interrogates the dark edges of his suburban youth and explores issues of spirituality, sex, violence, and myth as well as the enduring power and fallibility of memory.”
For the cover I incorporated a photo of the author as a child swinging on a playground bar. This circular motion is echoed by the title that continues around the image in an infinite loop. The background was a blurry montage of super-imposed, crumpled newspaper clippings overlayed with a scan of white linen in reference to the purity of youth. This is reminiscent of the foggy notion that what we remember from childhood is blurred by the distance of time.