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- Fiction - New! Dutch Reckoning A full-length mystery novel featuring
Santa Cruz slacker-sleuth Tommy Shakespear and his sidekick Shiva.
- Poetry - A selection of Poems: Raw and Cooked, including excerpts
from LARSONY and 2 (mis)Translations of a Picasso
- Hypertext Objects - Lurk beneath the Surface of SUR*FIN*USA
- a Santa Cruz tidepool teeming with life in this hypertext poetry work.
A Tommy Shakespear mystery
In the tradition of Hammett and Chandler, traduced by Sisters in Crime,
seasoned with Worldbeat herbs and riddems, Dutch
Reckoning tells Tommy Shakespear's side of the story. A Gen-X slacker
living in Santa Cruz, California, Shakespear -- "Shake" as in
earthquake, "spear" as in Burning Spear -- takes on a major art-theft,
a true-to-life caper that has eluded the police, the FBI and private investigators
for years! Follow along Shakespear's picaresque ramble from Santa Cruz
to Boston to Barcelona and back again, cracking the case that has eluded
experts for over a decade, cracking it like a raw egg on the head of your
ex's new significant other.
Click here to read Poems:
Raw and Cooked. Adventures in poetry that range from the immediate
and personal to the outer limits of abstract L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E.
Dream and the Lie: 2 (mis)Translations of a surrealiste Café
Poem by Pablo Picasso
LARSONY - poems inspired by Gary Larson Calendar Cartoons
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