• The text moves like a small crustacean with compound eye and complex nervous system; throbbing, involuted, it becomes a parasite on a different body, animal, using ‘filiform protrusions through which it sucks the vital juices of its host.’ Parasite or creature in mutation on the shore, torrid / delirium: mordant mortality, systematic competition the narrator against the I, leaking gas, a lapse of memory against a promise, an inset in a book. A muscular, involuntary bulging in the breast, circling all its inner surface: mesoblast: visceral.

    Nicole Brossard, Larry Shouldice, Patricia Claxton (2003). “The Blue Books: A Book, Turn of a Pang, French Kiss, Or, A Pang's Progress”, p.255, Coach House Books