Laurence Salzmann’s photosillustrate the story, written by Brendan I. Jones. Almendros tells the tale of a man tormented by an overwhelming desire for almonds. And not just any almonds – the almonds of the Canyonman.

Drawing on the tradition of magical realism, Almendros looks back in time to southern Spain, where the man’s mother struggles with her own desire for almonds. The Canyonman’s spells hold sway over her life.

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