Something Is Crook in Middlebrook
Fiction. Art. Arthur Strewth Middlebrook suffers a brain event that leaves him with shotgun-mic hearing in one ear and a blood spill that looks, appropriately, like a sinking ship. Find out how this malady, both curse and blessing, changes his life and those around him. See this former art instructor and critic, now museum guard and budding geologist, use his pan-audicon hearing to suck the sound waves out of Chicago.
About the Author
James Hugunin teaches the History of Photography and Contemporary Theory at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 he won the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. He is the author of A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States: Discipline and Photograph, The Prison Experience (1999), and Writing Pictures, Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983- 2012 (2013), New Art Examiner Reviews: 1986-93, and Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography from the Journal Afterimage, 1977-88, all collections of his critical writings. He has also written several novels: Something is Crook in Middlebrook (2012), Elder Physics, The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home (2013), Case-X (2015), and Q_A: An Auto-Interview (JEF Books, 2017). His current novel-in-progress, Finding Mememo,(forthcoming in 2017) plays with the genres of academic writing, detective, and sci-fi as it critiques the suffusion of neoliberal economics into academia. In 2016, Hugunin was elected a member of Chicago's Society of Midland Authors.