THE BECOMING is a steam punk retelling of the Romulus & Remus myth, set on the Oregon coast. Instead of two brothers, the she-wolf delivers a mixed litter of mongrel children & dogs, fathered by a rogue member of the Lewis & Clark expedition. The mixed liter are abandoned, left to their own devices to make sense—through language—of the savage land they inherit in the name of manifest destiny.
Reviews & excerpts:
- «... a towering Bosch tectonic shuffle of language that is as relentless as it is entralling»—Steven J. Fowler
- «... ah, the release from those semantic chains is like taking a shower in the bush with only the monkeys for company.»—Bookmunch
A primer for the perplexed (background notes on the making of The Becoming)
Art from The Becoming: