Ellis Island

An exploration of Ellis Island from acclaimed French novelist Georges Perec and filmmaker Robert Bober

“The gripping archival photographs tell the story simply and graphically.” —Parade

The French novelist Georges Perec has continually captured the American imagination, most recently with the publication of A Void, a novel written without the letter “e.” Ellis Island holds us in thrall once again. With poetic grace, insistent questioning, and a stunning carousel of images, Perec and filmmaker Robert Bober open our eyes to the intriguing blend of permanence and transience that is Ellis Island.