In the wake of THE BECOMING (book 1 of the WEST OF KINGDOM COME quadrilogy), the 2 feral brothers Rem + Rom “beecomb” self-aware of their current condition (fathered by a rogue member of the Lewis + Clark expedition and reared by a she-wolf) and build a raft to “riverse  ingeneer” their father’s route that spit them out at the mouth of the Columbia, in the name of westward expansion. To document their journey, they need to invent their own “landgauge” derived in part from chinook jargon, spanish, pirate + backwoods “pigeon” english (imparted from a “courier” pigeon’s “messyeggs”) and a “wriding” system cannibalized from books they inherit from their father: his half-literate journals, Huckleberry Finn, Finnegans Wake + the Discovery doctrine of manifest destiny—a written language that also marries “spit + image” w/ text, down to “customb” typefaces. “Reel” time/world stories eventually “devilip” in parallel as Rem + Rom take turns “scooby” diving into the floodwaters below the raft and pipe up the feed (akin to a dream “journel”), though the “hystoria” inevitably mirrors the wriding of A RAFT MANIFEST, or “Huck Finnegans Wake,” if you will.

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Rem + Rom currently wride A RAFT MANIFEST (forthcoming from Calamari Archive in 2017) + b4 this they wrode THE BECOMING (Calamari Archive, 2013).

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