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255 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
After being brutally attacked outside a bar and recovering from a coma and extensive physical injuries, Mark Hogancamp suffered brain damage and nearly total memory loss. Unable to afford therapy he spent the next few years building a scale model, World War II-era town, Marwencol, populated with dolls, where he lived out his fantasy life, and which he documented in photographs. When his photographs were discovered by an art magazine, a New York gallery invited him to show his work, forcing him to choose between his self-contained world and the larger world from which he had retreated.This book includes a selection of his photographs.
Mark's story. First life ; The attack ; The trials ; Recovery ; Discovery -- Inside Marwencol. Process ; the town ; Characters -- Marwencol stories. Crash landing ; The rules of town ; The SS find Marwencol ; The prisoner ; A new beginning ; Dahlia ; The giant of Marwencol ; Deja Hogancamp.