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Old Joy: Fiction by Jonathan Raymond & Photographs by Justine Kurland
In this meditation on cosmic themes of purification and desire, writer Jonathan Raymond describes a hike by two old friends to remote hot springs in the foothills of the Cascade mountain range. As the hours progress, and the landscape evolves, and Kurt and Mark enact a pilgrimage of consciousness replete with mystical insights, wonderment, and intimations of subtle spiritu ...more
Hardcover, 72 pages
Published November 2nd 2004 by Artspace Books
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Very quiet and perceptive short-story, accompanied with photos of pale Oregonians without their clothes on. Some very long penises in there. The film did the story justice, maybe even more so. Raymond's story ends on a suspension that the film resolves, usefully. Never been to Portland. Made we want to go!