Can we have a drum roll on the train, please?
The cover for Tracks, a novel in stories, has been revealed! Take a look at the picture below.
The warm, earth-toned cover was designed by London-based designer Jamie Keenan. In designing the cover for Tracks, Keenan said, â€œThe basic idea was to find an image of tracks that mirrored the ideas in the book â€” beginnings, endings, uncertainty, transformation, possibilities ...â€
The image here is the cover for the advance reading copy, or ARC. There are other designs and variations on this cover, so stay tuned to find out whether this will be the final cover when it comes time for the actual print run.
Keenan knows his book jackets; heâ€™s even filled auditoriums with his â€œTwenty Immutable Theories of Cover Design.â€ And heâ€™s certainly put them to work with covers for authors such as: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Stephen King, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, Junot Diaz, David Foster Wallace, Philip K Dick, Anthony Burgess, Tennessee Williams, Jean-Paul Sarte, Rudyard Kipling, Garrison Kellior, Nick Hornby, andA.M. Homes.
Learn more about Jamie Keenan and see some of his favorite cover designs at his website.
Visit the Atticus Books website for more about Tracks.
Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent
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