cover image Pink Steam

Pink Steam

Dodie Bellamy. Suspect Thoughts Press, $16.95 (192pp) ISBN 978-0-9746388-0-5

Dodie Bellamy sows poetic bedlam in Pink Steam, an introspective collection of bits of fictionalized memoir and reflection that explore everything from sexual desire to the temptations of shoplifting. Bellamy deconstructs Barbie's Dream House, recounts a run-in with ""Venus"" and reports from ""the field"" (read: her mother's couch in Indiana) on the 2000 Republican National Convention. Her offbeat, flirtatiously subversive prose puts a fresh spin on countercultural life in San Francisco and the Midwest from the 1970s to the present. .