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The Race: Tales in Flight, by Patrick Nagatani

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An art book/novel based on the fiction of 15 World War II Spitfires buried after the war and recently disinterred and converted into seaplanes for a race across the Pacific. All pilots are women, whose soliloquies form the body of text. It's also a race to save the planet from the ravages of pollution... ...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published 2017 by Albuquerque Museum
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Peter Clothier
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The late Patrick Nagatani was known in his lifetime chiefly for his beautifully crafted and conceptually based work as a photographer, addressing issues of topical social and ethical concern. Virtually at the moment of his untimely death, after a years-long battle with colorectal cancer, the Albuquerque Museum has just published his remarkable “novel”, The Race: Tales in Flight.

I use quotation marks advisedly. This is as much a work of conceptual art as fiction. It also features photography as a
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