Selected Works

Manual of Constraints
13 Writhing Machines will serve, when complete, as a comprehensive manual of constrained writing practices, some of them invented by the Oulipo, but with many others besides.
Fabulist Fiction
These three novels, The Broken House, Maznoona, and Gathering of Ghosts, are set in a world more visibly enchanted than this one and examine the various kinds of charm involved. I wanted to explore the impact of the Imaginary on history, politics, the general behavior of human animals.
Travel memoir
relates the struggles of two Americans, and of the two chameleons they were given, to adapt to a foreign habitat.
Animal fiction
This novel tests the power to recreate oneself through metamorphosis against the power of fate.
Two young bears go on a pleasure trip to a city inhabited by many kinds of animal, but find themselves in danger: Bargeton is threatened by invasion from without, civil war within.
The two young bears are caught up in a night of riot and confusion.
Collection of tales.
Versions and subversions of medieval beast-fables and fabliaux.

A Hundred Doors

Please see page for The Crimson Bears, of which this is Part 2.