A Report on the City is a new collection of interrelated essays and short stories by the artist and writer John Menick. The city in question, Mexico City, provides a setting for the book’s assorted protagonists: a tongueless hypochondriac, mad travelers, a dissolute garbage baron, a snuff-film dealer, and an incognito film director. Part journalism, part invention, part folly, A Report on the City is an investigation into the bewilderments of contemporary Mexico.
The collection is published by Walter König press and was designed by Leftloft. It is distributed in the United States by DAP, and throughout Europe by Cornerhouse Publications and Verlagsauslieferungen AG. An ebook is forthcoming.