On X-day the universe turns inside-out, leaving an extensive "Zone" to the controls of a leftist cabal. An able-bodied Stephen Hawking--the mastermind--lurks in the margins. His henchman heads a posse of enforcers who dispense Dante-esque rewards and punishments. This novel in verse introduces science fiction to narrative poetry. Frederick Pollack's short, syncopated lines read as easily as prose, but with powerful poetic reverberations.

Happiness: A Novel in Verse 1998, Story Line Press

ISBN-13: 9781885266583

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