Novels

COMPLETED NOVELS (unpublished):

 

COMFORT ME WITH MALUS (2009)

70,000 words

A meditation on war. What begins as an innocent game of King of the Castle among a group of ten-year-olds develops into something more sinister as the children team up and devote themselves exclusively to their new junkpile venture.

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A BATON FOR PHOEBRE (2005)

49,000 words

Phoebre is running a relay when her baton abruptly transforms into a stick of dynamite and detonates in her hand. She awakens in a hospital only to discover that a nurse intends to saw her other arm off. This proves to be the first and least of her problems as she sets off with a mysterious obsession to recover her missing baton.

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LOU BLUE (2002)

93,000 words

Written from the perspective of a lobster, Lou Blue charts the life of lobster Lou from his young romance with the lobster Lubita to his quest for the breaching sperm whales to his spiral into despair when reality intrudes upon his illusions about love.

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HEPHAESTUS (1998)

82,000 words

The first three quarters of the novel is an autobiographical account that takes place in Maine and California. The final section, set in New York City’s Upper East Side, shifts into fictional territory and includes a phantasmagoric play. The passage included below is from this play, which is one of the few places where the writing is tolerable enough to merit excerpting.

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