“The next page is always unexpected but never ill-considered and the writing hitches the hubris of the perpetual interloper to genuine empathy.”
—The Huffington Post
“There is vulgar language throughout and one picture that may raise some eyebrows.”
—The Deseret News
“The Manufactured History of Indianapolis reminds readers that histories are not always just made. Sometimes they are made up. Folklore, faded memories, and misunderstandings are part of the way people understand a place and its past. Reeves invites readers to develop memories of that which remains unseen.”
James A. Reeves is a writer, teacher, designer, and motorist. To date, he’s driven 150,000 miles along the backroads of America. His first book, The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir, was published by W. W. Norton. His second book, The Manufactured History of Indianapolis, offers a mythology of the Circle City. He’s currently editing the fifth draft his first novel, Tragic Lovers on the Radio. He's taught at Parsons School of Design and the Pratt Institute, and he's currently teaching seminars in art history and philosophy at Bard Early College. After midnight, he makes heavily reverberated mix tapes and he’s performed in New York, Helsinki, and Grenoble. He lives in New Orleans.