Ugly Duckling Presse

Living! Go and Dream
Living! Go and Dream

Julien Poirier

Fiction $3
Out of Print"Any paper today is a collective work of art..."

Living! Go and Dream is a short novel exploded across 20 tabloid pages, an environment. Newsprint ('cubist' says McLuhan) permits the story to happen ALL AT ONCE, you provide the timeline: Read it as you would any daily, following lead stories to their crowded doom in back pages, abandoning them for dish. The paper's layout is a stickbug mimic of "The New York Times" complete with News Summary, Death Notices, a Letters section and Op-Epilogue. Story involves a nameless reporter for 'The Bible' (Heaven's newspaper of record), a prophetic Talking Infant, a jockey named Pickle Sticks, his horse Buddha, and an endless war.

About the Author

Julien Poirier

Julien Poirier was a founding member of Ugly Duckling Presse, where he co-edited the first seven issues of 6x6 and edited New York Nights newspaper from 2001 to 2006. He lives in California with his wife and daughters.

Advance Praise

"Any paper today is a collective work of art, a daily 'book' of industrial man, an Arabian Night's entertainment in which a thousand and one astonishing tales are being told by an anonymous narrator to an equally anonymous audience."—McLUHAN