Where is Raed ? resumes publication after a book tour. I regret missing his bit on Fresh Air.
This weekend we were in Barnes and Noble for a minute on our way to the movie and I saw Salam’s book, in paperback, on the new arrival table upstairs. I can’t describe the surreal feeling of picking up a book, opening it to a page at random, and knowing
a) where you were when you first read the sentence you flipped to
b) where the author was when he wrote the sentence and
c) where you were when the event described by the author was happening.
It was like picking up a book that consisted of pages that were mirrors reflecting specific temporally-bound memories into my head. Very Phil Dick, you know?