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For those of you who loved our new look Tristram Shandy, our tactile experience Tree Of Codes, our delightfully disorientating Composition No. 1, our turnable Kapow!, here is a first peek inside our latest and very nearly on our shores Great Looking Story, with 16 very different maps to make sure we all get fantastically lost.

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When you open up, start to unpack these maps, they feel sprawling, tactile, textured, some might even say slightly insane.

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So. What. Is. inside?

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Chloe Aridjis — Map of a Lost Soul
A short story tracing the footsteps of a lost soul in Mexico City.

Lila Azam Zanganeh — A Map of Six Impossible Things
A fantastical mapping of all things impossible.

Alain de Botton — On the Pleasure of Maps
A historical precis of maps: from the Garden of Eden to Marco Polo.

James Bridle — You Are Here
Cultural, technological and visual mapping of global positioning systems.

Joe Dunthorne — Ghost Pots
Mapping the mess of every writing day.

Geoff Dyer — The Boy Out of Cheltenham
Mapping growing up in Cheltenham: from taking drugs to first jobs and having sex.

Olafur Eliasson — Subtle Nows
Visual and poetic meditations on space.

Sheila Heti/Ted Mineo — How to be Good When You’re Lost
Finding different ways to make hard everyday choices.

Tao Lin — The Lunar Hamsters of 8G-932
It’s 2027 and a group of scientists are rushed to see a network of hamsters working on the moon.

Valeria Luiselli — Swings of Harlem
A map of daily trips to playgrounds around Harlem, with reflections on what it means to be a mother.

Leanne Shapton — Tablescapes
Paintings of objects or “desk still lifes” on her tabletop at the end of every day.

John Simpson —Nature’s Valley
A trip to South Africa as a reminder that GPS’s recommended route isn’t necessarily the “best” one.

Adam Thirlwell — Places I’ve Nearly Been To But Have Not
All the places he would liked to have been to, but hasn’t.

Peter Turchi — Roads Not Taken
Life as a series of What Ifs. What if this had happened. What if that had happened.

Will Wiles — My Atlases
A love letter to the nearly hundred year old Nelson Hand-Atlas.

Denis Wood — The Paper Route Empire
Mapping the joint memories of a group of boys’ newspaper route trails.

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