Day of the Locust

“How brilliant the staging of the completely artificial ‘natural light’ and the completely awkward ‘natural poses’ in Gray’s photographs. It’s a perfect equivalent for what’s so awful and heartbreaking and beautiful in West’s novel.”
– Robert Hass “You don’t have to page back and forth between the text and the photographs; the pictures glow in the reader’s mind from first sight.”
– Greil Marcus “It’s as if the separate shadows of all the book’s desperate wannabes are stripped away, mixed up together, and evenly smeared over the surface of their world like smog residue.— Alissa Valles, Brick