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Let’s start with this: it feels good to go.

In Elsewhere, author and photographer Katherine Oktober Matthews examines her compulsion to travel—a fundamental need to be moving. She lays bare her journey as a mixed-format essay and journal written on the road, made even more personal through her contemplative photos, quietly coursing with an underlying conflict. Flitting between cities and blinking back and forth through time, Elsewhere pulsates with a nebulous sense of home and the deep wish to belong.

In this innovative personal essay of words and photos, raw and insightful of a time and a generation, Matthews traces the widening recognition that the one thing a wanderer takes with her everywhere is herself.

Elsewhere is forthcoming as a trade edition from Leaping Man in 2025.

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