“For almost a year now, he has been taking photographs of abandoned things.”
Miles Heller is trashing out forclosed houses in Florida. He cleans and repairs the vacated houses, making them ready to be shown to prospective buyers. He takes pictures of abandoned objects “to document the last, lingering traces of those scattered lives in order to prove that the vanished families were once here.” Where are they now, the people once living here?
More about the novel as well as an excerpt at npr books.