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Dreamlives of Debris by Lance Olsen

Dreamlives of Debris

Lance Olsen (Dzanc Books 2017, Trade Paperback) 296 pages, $22.95 cover price

Here is the problem and it is such a large one in that I am not at all sure I can overcome it. I'm not at all sure that I can review, summarize, analyze or otherwise tantalize you in words and sentences composed around the subject of Dreamlives of Debris without your wrongly inferring that it is an intimidating highbrow piece of niche literature that requires you to pack a library in your backpack and hire a deconstructionist both long-winded and wise as your guide before opening this sort-of novel/sort-of meditation to page one. Damn. So instead let's start with something rather less intimidating:
Dreamlives of Debris by Lance Olsen is great fun.
And I mean that most sincerely.
Bearing that sort of reverse caveat in mind, let's get down to business here. Dreamlives of Debris takes the legend of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth as a narrative navigational aid; something the reader k…
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