Although Edward Gorey was an openhearted man, he was also a private one, preferring the company of his cats. Few were those who visited the enigmatic Gorey in his home, and fewer still who were permitted to see the entire house. Not so Kevin McDermott, a friend and confidant as well as a photographer, who here takes us into Gorey's enclave on Cape Cod. We see his multifarious collections of meaningful items, from books and bottles to finials, rings, stuffed animals, and rocks, all in an organized clutter that made sense only to him. A bit larger than most Gorey books, at 11¼ inches wide, this album presents 70 photos in color and black and white, as well as 15 original drawings by the artist himself.