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E is for Elephant House

E is for Elephant House

When his longtime mentor and celebrated children's author Edward Gorey died in 2000, Kevin McDermott grieved for one week. Then he grabbed a camera and visited the Elephant House, Gorey's home in Cape Cod, a rundown place covered in a thicket of tree branches.

McDermott collected these images for his book "Elephant House or, the Home of Edward Gorey" now on display at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts in Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. McDermott, who met Gorey as a New York University student and helped produce a handful of Gorey plays for off-Broadway, captures in...