Come Again When You Can't Stay So Long (2014) is a photobook follow-up to my autobiographical documentary Manhattan, Kansas, about my relationship with my mentally ill mother. The book documents my return to Kansas after a long absence to visit my grandmother, a character from the film. It is a portrait of love, mortality, and the ambivalence of family ties.


  • hand sewn
  • letterpress cover
  • letterpress bookmark
  • 6x9
  • 52 pages
  • edition size 125
  • numbered and signed


  • Named one of the best books of 2014 by FlakPhoto
  • Named to the Fall Line Fifty, a juried selection of self-published books
  • Permanent collection of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale


Come Again When You Can't Stay So Long comes with a DVD of Manhattan, Kansas (Carnivalesque Films, 2006, 79 min.).

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