Peter Squared

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MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2000 - Fiction - 230 pages
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Peter, a habitual peep show user, dreads dirt, fears contamination, and lives each day in strange fantasy and total emotional isolation. By strictly adhering to self-imposed mathematic rituals, he maintains his own orderly -- albeit lonely -- universe in a chaotic world. One day, he meets John, a lifelong mental patient. From their respective manias, they form an odd, but deep, friendship.

A literary novel, Peter Squared is both tragic and funny. Through vivid characters and absurd situations, Peter Squared addresses such controversial questions as: Are neglected and abused children better off protected or left alone? Is smoking really bad for you? Does fellatio violate kosher dietary laws?

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
21
Section 5
25
Section 6
35
Section 7
43
Section 8
51
Section 16
115
Section 17
123
Section 18
135
Section 19
141
Section 20
149
Section 21
155
Section 22
165
Section 23
173

Section 9
59
Section 10
67
Section 11
75
Section 12
83
Section 13
89
Section 14
99
Section 15
109
Section 24
183
Section 25
191
Section 26
209
Section 27
221
Section 28
229
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About the author (2000)

Ken Goldberg is Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and founder of the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium at the University of California, Berkeley. His Net art installations include "Dislocation of Intimacy," "Memento Mori," and "The Telegarden.

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