Pink Steam reveals the intimate secrets of Dodie Bellamy's life - sex, shoplifting, voyeurism and writing. Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz Bellamy grows up in a small Midwestern town. She's a bossy, queer child who identifies with the freaks she watches on The Twilight Zone. Eventually, again like Dorothy, she hurls herself out of Indiana and tumbles into Oz - San Francisco's bohemian Mission District. In this new world a woman can turn into a giant reptile, lust for King Kong and yet still feel repressed and constricted. As she battles on the frontier of uber-female literary vision, Bellamy tries on genre after genre - horror tale, essay, letter, academic novel and the fortune cookie tags of daily life. Pink Steam barges beyond the cliches of gendered experience and just keeps on going.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Suspect Thoughts Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18