Palace of Subatomic Bliss

Darcie Dennigan, Author

Poetry. Drama. This book contains a play about a woman who dies twice, a treatise on why there are no female absurdists, and several unfortunate references to goldfish. In fact, the book was almost called “The Fish” in the way that Gogol’s story is called “The Nose,” except that unlike the olfactory organ of the Gogol story, neither the woman nor the fish has yet developed of life of her own, and it is perhaps beyond the powers of the author to indicate whether this is a happy or sad undevelopment. Much of the text is simply unattributed lines from Pina Bausch, Virginia Woolf, Daniil Kharms, Albert Camus, Clarice Lispector, and others.

Palace of Subatomic Bliss book cover