The Double – a novel series

Coming Out in 2023!

Before punk, before the Beats, before existentialism, and beyond Surrealism there were two visionaries, two rebels, two friends…and two tragic heroes,
Antonin Artaud and Robert Desnos.
These two men should never be forgotten.

Please visit the Association Rodez Antonin Artaud for more information about Artaud’s life and work

Coming Out this Year!

For technical reasons, the first book to come out this year(!) will indeed be Traitor Comet, set from May 1926 – June 1926. I had considered combining it with book two, L’Etoile de Mer (The Starfish), set from September 1926 – May 1927, but the publisher could not bind a paperback that thick. (Be aware…

Progress!

I have decided to combine Book One: Traitor Comet and Book Two: L’Etoile de Mer, into one novel for the sake of continuity, and self-publish the whole shebang. Thanks to all my readers for sticking with me and waiting for the story of Antonin Artaud and Robert Desnos to be told! This book will cover…

Update – Publishing

I am passing these novels through a great writer’s group and am exploring self-publishing at this point. Sorry that life got in the way (I’m doing a lot of other writing, too!) but hopefully I will have an answer soon. Thank you to everyone who has visited and continued to visit this site!

From Book 3: The Seashell and the Clergyman

            On the evening of the premiere of The Seashell and the Clergyman my skin was a riot of inflamed cysts again, and I elected to stay home with an analgesic and a warm towel on my face. It was just as well, for reportedly there was another public scandal. While the raging, lustful priest…

Photos from my visit to Paris to write this series


The Double, a novel series
about Antonin Artaud and Robert Desnos

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i have been working on this series for 30 years and it has taken me where I did not expect to go. I never set out to write this book. Artaud and I merely shared the same concerns about language.

I do not intend to profit from the sacrifices of these two men. I only want the world to know about them and never forget them. Please explore this important work done by others.

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About the Author

So often have I dreamed of you
So often walked, so often talked
So much have I loved your shadow
That there now remains nothing left of me
But the shadow of your shadow always with me
To be a hundred times darker than any darkness
Than the shadow that crosses and shall joyously cross
your living sundial.
—R. Desnos

A novel, about my friends and beloved teachers who I’ve never met, Antonin Artaud and Robert Desnos.

It was Artaud who took over the book I tried to write, and it was knowing Artaud who led me to Desnos.

I am a writer, a former actress and dancer, and many other things. I have not been born yet; I am not in the world yet.

All I ask is Life. Therefore I offer this failed “spell.”


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