Failed States

Failed States by Jill Magid

Failed States is an exploration of coincidence and poetics amid the barriers and bureaucracy of governmental power. While on a trip to research the history of snipers in Austin, Texas, artist Jill Magid witnesses a mysterious shooting on the steps of the State Capitol. Twenty-four year old Fausto Cardenas fires several rounds in the air before being arrested. The event becomes the background against which Magid, under the guidance of CT -- editor at the Texas Observer and former embedded war correspondent for AP -- starts her training to become an embedded journalist with the U.S. military in Afghanistan.


Magid's non-fiction novel Failed States approaches the themes of transparency, secrecy and publicity through her personal desire to engage the war on terror and its media representation through becoming an eyewitness.

$25 soft cover; $10 DRM-free ebook
140 pp.
5.25" x 8.25" x 0.5"
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ISBN: 9781935662044
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