Embracing the blurry lines between family history, memory and fiction, Nothing Is Still is inspired by the true-life experiences of Leon Vynehall’s grandparents and their emigration from England to New York in the early 1960s.
The story is told from the perspective of Stephanie, a new mother struggling to find a sense of place and purpose in an American Dream she no longer recognises as her own. Stuck between mid-century America's overbearing optimism and its sinister contradictions, Stephanie begins to lose the plot of her own life story and longs for the comfort of her family and home. It’s through her vulnerable and compassionate gaze that we’re able to observe America as it was, and in many ways, still is.
24 × 17 cm, Softcover, 2021, 9781999647209