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Skin Prayer

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Doug Rice is haunted-by what we can only guess. He is trapped; he goes nowhere. He is a modern day hysteric, a psychoanalyst's dream. He writes the same thing over and over, runs the same spinning track, as if somehow, through the repetition of extremes, he could eliminate the trauma, break its foul-smelling, icy-fingered spell. Only it is a spell of beauty --the beauty th ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Eraserhead Press
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I've been meaning to read something of his for some time now, and I seriously had to take my time while reading this. Each individual sentence (sometimes containing only one word) must be contemplated over. I can't say I got everything, because i'm pretty sure a lot of it did fly over my head, but I got the jest of it I think. I really enjoyed reading it out loud too, so I recommend doing the same.

So my advice when reading this is to take your time, don't get frustrated, and if you DO happen to
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Doug Rice is the author of Between Appear and Disappear, The Sacred Book of Silence (translated into the German as Das Heilige Buch der Stille), Blood of Mugwump (translated into the French as Le Sang des Mugwump), Skin Prayer: fragments of abject memory, and A Good CuntBoy is Hard to Find. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies qnd journals including Dirty: Dirty, Avant Pop: Fiction for a ...more
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