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Playing Chicken With Thanatos Paperback – November 14, 2013
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About the Author
Díre McCain is a five-dimensional creature who fell through a Lorentzian traversable wormhole into a three-dimensional universe, landing on what was, at the time, the second rock from the Sun. After a nebulous sojourn in the Zone of Avoidance, while trapped in a self-induced state of suspended animation, she was unwittingly converted into a transportable energy pattern and ultimately rematerialized on 21st century Earth. She was Publisher and Editor of Paraphilia Magazine from its inception in 2008 until its retirement in 2017. In addition to her two books, Playing Chicken With Thanatos and A Scar Is Borne, her words can be found scattered about in various places, both online and in print.
Top customer reviews
What a great pace, such force and velocity, what solidarity with people who know that the experimentation with psychedelic drugs has expanded identity and should be recognized as an agent of social change. Or, just that they’re fun.
What a pleasure to be introduced to this charismatic kid who expresses herself with such authority and cynical sarcasm. She is as exciting as an adolescent Jack London character, pushing the limits and hinting of decadence in attunement, and in cold apartness, with searching for a voice and place in the world when you are not yet an adult. I loved the brazenness intriguingly half-concealing the cost in disorientation and paranoia resulting from the “maelstrom of drug abuse, crime and self-annihilative behavior.”
McCain has wrapped her searing childhood pain in wit so resounding I'm sure the book will be a life changer for many.
I laughed and cried again and breathed easier for her voice in the world. Dire has given a face and sane perspective to childhood experiences a lot of us share and are ashamed of, packaging them in writing so engaging it had me consuming chapters at a time.
Cant wait for the next one!