Burning Books
TWICE THROUGH THE MAZE

new book:
TWICE THROUGH THE MAZE
from Burning Books
by Michael Sumner &
Melody Sumner Carnahan 
A silent graphic opera in 48
episodes.

Synopsis of the "synopsis" : Two spoiled Olympians, Cronus (The Clown) and Rhea (his wife), throw a big party, which gets out of hand when the Minotaur (The Minister) and the Tokyo Coyote (the wild card) show up along with dozens of other uninvited guests including the overzealous Aphrodite (The Minister’s Illegitimate Daughter). Nobody agrees on exactly what happened but Theseus (The Heartthrob) and Hermes (The Investigator) struggle to make sense of it all. Meanwhile, Artemis (The Defector) goes on trial in The Unrepaired Synonym Theater.

TWICE THROUGH THE MAZE
10 x 8.5 inches  /  56-pages
Includes 48 photographic works by Michael Sumner and a detailed 3,200 word "synopsis" of the events by
Melody Sumner Carnahan.
ISBN: 978-0-936050-48-5
 WINNER in Art and Photography, Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, 2014
"Best Books 2013" in THE Magazine
read review in Santa Fe New Mexican

$21.95  /  free shipping in the US

<<< Click thumbnails to see larger images with extended captions.

Special thanks to the following people for their unexpected appearances in the Maze:
Guy Ambrosino
Tamami Asada
Rita Bard
Matthew Chase-Daniel
Mykel Diaz
Parley Gagne
Hisanori Gogota
Barbara Golden
Michelle Goodman
Rod Harrison
James Hart
Jennifer Joseph
Josef Koudelka
Richard Krasin
Marianne Kunz
Sarah Langley
Dunbar Lyles
Andrew Lyman
Bob McCullough
Chris Mann
John Margraff
Molly Padgett
Serena Rieke
Celia Rumsey
Michael Schippling
Andrea de Lusignan Senutovitch
Sarah Skenazy
Steina
Patrick Sumner
Sheila Davies Sumner
Mark Trayle
Woody Vasulka
Suzanne Vilmain
Marion Wasserman
Roy Wroth
. . . and a few others whose names we couldn’t discover.

$21.95  /  free shipping in the US

(cover)
(cover)
THE CLOWN WHO SAW EVERYTHING
THE CLOWN WHO SAW EVERYTHING
THE GIRL THEY ALL WANTED
THE GIRL THEY ALL WANTED
THE COSMONAUT AND THE HYPNOTIST
THE COSMONAUT AND THE HYPNOTIST
THE COSMONAUT\'S MOTHER LEAVING THE PARTY
THE COSMONAUT'S MOTHER LEAVING THE PARTY
THE PEOPLE WHO STAYED AT THE PARTY
THE PEOPLE WHO STAYED AT THE PARTY
THE MINISTER\'S ILLEGITIMATE DAUGHTER
THE MINISTER'S ILLEGITIMATE DAUGHTER
THE UNRELIABLE WITNESS
THE UNRELIABLE WITNESS
THE DEFECTOR AND THE INVESTIGATOR
THE DEFECTOR AND THE INVESTIGATOR
THE DEFECTOR WITH THE SPHINX
THE DEFECTOR WITH THE SPHINX
THE SEER, THE DEFECTOR, & THE COSMONAUT
THE SEER, THE DEFECTOR, & THE COSMONAUT
THE NYMPH AND THE COSMONAUT
THE NYMPH AND THE COSMONAUT
THE COSMONAUT\'S MOTHER IN HER APARTMENT
THE COSMONAUT'S MOTHER IN HER APARTMENT
THE INVESTIGATOR IN JAPAN
THE INVESTIGATOR IN JAPAN
THE UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPH
THE UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPH
THE HEARTTHROB OUTSIDE THE THEATER
THE HEARTTHROB OUTSIDE THE THEATER
THE DEFECTOR TRYING TO GET BACK
THE DEFECTOR TRYING TO GET BACK
THE SEER AT THE SIAMESE STANDPIPE
THE SEER AT THE SIAMESE STANDPIPE
THE DREAMER
THE DREAMER
THE DEFECTOR & THE MAGISTRATE IN THE DREAM
THE DEFECTOR & THE MAGISTRATE IN THE DREAM
THE INVESTIGATOR IN THE DREAM
THE INVESTIGATOR IN THE DREAM
THE COSMONAUT\'S MOTHER IN THE UNDERWORLD
THE COSMONAUT'S MOTHER IN THE UNDERWORLD
THE FORUM IN THE UNREPAIRED SYNONYM THEATER
THE FORUM IN THE UNREPAIRED SYNONYM THEATER
THE MINISTER IN EXILE
THE MINISTER IN EXILE