Fiction. DREAMING UNDER A TON OF LIZARDS is an illuminating novel about addiction and recovery, lesbian love and longing, camaraderie and courage. More than that, it demonstrates the importance of the search for one's identity and the need for friendship and community, not only in discovering who we are, but who we can be. I'd been dreaming under a ton of lizards. And when I popped up in the thin air of white sheets, it looked like I was going to have to evolve al over again. My feet were primordial ooze. If I could blaze a path from there to my faithful head, I could invent civilization and get a cup of coffee. But I was stuck in the jurassic swamp somewhere around my knees.