Rabun is the fourth chapter in a larger project entitled Wandering In Place, which depicts a series of locations in the United States as a residue of my cultural memory, an inheritance. It is a metaphorical memoir, a narrative re-telling of facts and fictions and it is also my discovery of the dreamland that still is America.

Located in northern Georgia and situated amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia, Rabun is steeped in cultural specifics associated with both the deep south and Appalachia. It is a place with a long memory, populated by families that often trace their lineage to the founding of America.

Jennifer Garza-Cuen