Andanzas, vol. i, friends
a collection of four short stories on friendship
My first book "Andanzas, vol. i, friends" treads the line between creative nonfiction, social criticism, and fictional prose. Andanzas is a Spanish word best translated as journey, adventure with a hint of fortune. Much like the title, the book is imaginative, vivid and full of dream-like states of reality, similar to some forms of Magical Realism.
"Andanzas, vol. i, friends" is first in a series of small books covering different interpersonal, social topics.
First edition, first printing is sold out.
First edition, second printing has seven copies left.
Remaining copies will only be available on July 17, 2022, 10-4pm, at Shed 5 in Eastern Market, as part of the annual Detroit Book Festival.
Written and Copyright by Julién Godman
Edited and designed by Mariana Ayón RV
Published by Ban Pang Editorial
Andanzas, vol. ii
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"Julien Godman travels through his palace of memories - as life’s moments flicker back like a 8mm film, he is brave enough to watch, and share them with us. -- A stunning debut."
"It is a spare but wonderous work, evidence of a writer who understands the power of words, even - or especially - in brevity. Julien writes in calming, dream-like, sequences of everyday occurrences that pull you into his world, reminiscent of the works of Anais Nin. There is a mystical, Gibran quality to the work, and deep, startling twists. He writes with a kind of urban fancifulness, a sweet, street view of experiences in this city."
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