This is a fictional memoir of a photographic master that includes the real stories of several well-known photographers. A tour de force, this story involves a cross-country trip with a platinum printer and his digitally-minded son as they challenge each other's art and authority across time zones. The love life of the characters gives an extra dimension to the story in their attempt to redefine family. True tales of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, and Frida Kahlo, plus the author's own experience, give extra weight to the story. (Behind the best images in the press and gallery world are equally powerful personalities who must master their own idiosyncrasies.) Elihu Blotnick, the author and narrator, won the Poetry-in-Transit contest in San Francisco after releasing an enduring book of poems (Russian Hill: Storm Year), and won praise from the New York Times for another book of his photographs and poems (Saltwater Flats): "Powerful, and very personal, images of contemporary America." Blotnick's voice, trained in the NYU theater department, adds interpretative resonance to his readings.