Cary Polkovitz's Often Overlooked is Reaching Tens of Thousands of People Online, and is Now Available in Print! Learn more about this book, and schedule the author for an interview
Have you ever noticed something misplaced by the side of the road and wondered, "How did that get there?" Well, there might be more to it than you had initially thought.
Author Cary Polkovitz explores the potential of these items in his book, based on an online feature he updates daily. Often Overlooked is a compendium of over 70 short and wildly imaginative vignettes, each inspired and accompanied by a color photograph of a found object.
One day, on a lark, local artist Cary Polkovitz wrote a fanciful yarn alongside a photo of an ordinary fire hydrant and posted it online. Much to the delight of his friends and followers, the stories kept coming. It is now a daily affair with a reach of over 20,000 people, its stories ranging from the absurd to the horrific. Through them all runs a quiet understanding that compels readers to wonder about the possible lives of things Often Overlooked.
In his prose, Polkovitz intends to amuse, engage and fascinate the reader with concise, witty gems from an unseen world. A shoe in the grass is all that remains of a boy who, after failing to heed his mother's instructions, floated away. An oddly placed set of numbers on a curb foretells a man of his death. A helium balloon longs to see the world from a different height. Often Overlooked is a uniquely imagined and one-of-a-kind literary experience truly suitable for an all-encompassing audience.