Modern novels aren’t usually illustrated, but because protagonist Ticonderoga Fox is a photographer, each chapter of New Old World opens with a photograph. Most are mine, some are my family’s, and a few are “found” photos. Below is a sampling of these photographs, beginning with a context shot to show how they appear at the chapter starts.
Chapter 2: Gerry
Ti was named in part for Fort Ticonderoga in upstate New York. This is an old family snapshot taken of the fort by my father.
Chapter 3: Mitch
A Kodak rangefinder like the one Mitch passed down to Ti.
Chapter 4: Lenny
The “Allow Me” sculpture in Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland.
Chapter 7: Choices
Ti discovered when she went inside the Gateway Arch in St. Louis that beauty is only skin-deep.
Chapter 15: Ruin
Boules game in Rouen.
Chapter 17: Beat
The staircase of the former Beat Hotel in Paris.
Chapter 18: Offers
Shakespeare and Company bookstore in the Latin Quarter. I took this when I visited Paris in 2011, and I’m not completely sure it was there in 1988, when Ti visited.
Chapter 20: Hiatus
Pollarded trees in France. Ti hated them.
Chapter 22: Mail
Pont Alexandre III in Paris in 1988, before it was completely refurbished and gilded.
Chapter 24: Adrift
Old harbor in Honfleur, where Thom did a poor job of displaying his piloting skills. And he snored.
Chapter 25: Anew
Gardian in Arles, en famille during a parade instead of chasing down bulls in the Camargue.
Chapter 28: Tests
Procession at Lourdes.
Chapter 34: Howard
Chapter 31: Sebastian
A detail from Le Guérison, Ti’s “grand projet” while staying with Sebastian in Orange.