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Last Year at Betty and Bob’s: A Novelty is the first in a series of novellas emerging from a writing practice that taps the cusp of consciousness between dreaming and waking. A storyline, or genealogy, tinted a shade of RGB blue, is fashioned by thinking through the felt unthought of this between space. A fabulation, an anarchive of what passes through. Lucid dreaming of this type is rife with allusions to conceptual and material goings-on, manifesting in awkward imaginaries. The dream personas are rendered as complex character amalgams with nomadic ages, sexes, genders and phenotypes. Occurrences of lived “fact” elide with a hallucinatory real as speculation. In A Novelty, Bette B, an ageing quasi-academic artist researcher, and BØB, attuned urban rodent, are palindromic variants of a generic cast of Betty’s and Bob’s. The happenstance of their meeting on the super slick POMOC (PostOffice MotionCorridor) affects a trans-special contagion. These are the facts of the matter. The matters that come to concern both B’s are more slippery and elusive.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Epigraph
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Foreword
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  1. An Occurrence
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  1. Bette B
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  1. BOB
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  1. They
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  1. Interview with ShazDada, Part One
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  1. Hello Purello
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  1. Zoomorphic
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  1. Knock Knock
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  1. Who's There?
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  1. The Blue Ones
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  1. Real Hallucination
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  1. Quasimodo
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  1. Quasi-modo
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  1. The Dark Precursor
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  1. A Rat's Tale of Life in the Wrinkles
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  1. Soundings
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  1. Interview with ShazDada, Part Two
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  1. Blue Betty and Bob
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  1. Blue Marble
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  1. Forensic Clues
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  1. Bette B's Tendencies
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  1. Blue Betty's Monsters
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  1. Blue Bob's Holes
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  1. Topologies
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  1. Bette B's Affinities
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  1. Dust
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  1. Billy in the Box
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  1. Afterword
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  1. Figures
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781947447806
Related ISBN(s)
9781947447790
MARC Record
OCLC
1281933422
Pages
172
Launched on MUSE
2021-11-03
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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