CAR Press, Baltimore, 2013
Krall Krall follows two scientists with the same name as they investigate consciousness, suffering, and animal behavior. The first works in pre-World War I Germany, the second in the living laboratory of the American-occupied South Pacific after World War II. Both are driven by a fascination with animal minds that alienates them from humanity. Both face political consequences for advocating radical new forms of thought and feeling. Organized as a series of interconnected historical fragments, the text incorporates fictional laboratory journals, appropriated archival material, poetry, and a short play. A polyvocal narrative emerges from these fragments, modeling the theory of distributed consciousness that attracts and ultimately dooms the central characters.