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Inspired by his daughter's entry into adulthood and her imminent departure from home, Raymond Meeks studies the centrifugal forces of the places we live, how they anchor, repel and return to us, through of scenes that seem fragile and immovable. In these photographs, gardens give way to thicket, houses are suspended on stacked railroad ties, and telephone cables and train lines suggest the networks we build to find our way through the wilderness of the world. Among these domestic landscapes are the portraits of Meeks's daughter, capturing the introspection and curiosity of early adulthood while paying tribute to the ultimate mystery of her subject's consciousness. Building on the success of Meeks' previous book, Cyprian's Cathedral of Honey, Somersault is a concise and poetic reflection on home and the ties that bind us to it, all the stronger as they fade into gloom.