Peoria book
A Romance

By Francois Deschamps
New Paltz, New York: Papyrus Productions, 2009. Edition of 35.

9.5 x 8"; 28 pages. Digitally printed on French paper. Handbound stab binding.

A conventional presentation of convention, set in the heart of convention, where even the betrayals and hypocrisy seem sweetly shabby.

Francois Deschamps: "At the same time as it narrates the story of an unfortunate love affair in Peoria in 1976, this book describes through Polaroid images and text the physical appearance of the city of Peoria. This comments on aspects of that city's Midwestern culture and a melancholy sense of loss."