Author: Brandon Shimoda
Publisher: Flim Forum Press (2008)
"Part elegy, part celebration, Brandon Shimoda's debut interweaves glimpses of individual lives, fragments of revolution and war, and a bird's-eye view of the waxing and waning of generations in mapping profound issues of identity and history. Viewed through the lens of his particular family history, Shimoda stations The Alps in an eerily beautiful yet threatening landscape, one entangled, inextricably, with the brutality of human existence. By turns playful, detached, and deeply emotional, the myriad voices of The Alps resonate with a spare and violent beauty."