Ike Duckworth and the Alienation of Casa Hector

This is the page for a novel I began during NaNo 2008, a comedy set in the profession of Architecture. Its heroes are Ike, a young architect in crisis, and his friend, Fred, a Situationist-quoting accountant who has issues with money.

This is my fifth revision.

You can find art I’ve made for it here.

 “The total game and the revolution of ever day life are one.” – – Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life

 

“All that was once lived directly has become mere representation.”—Guy Debord

 

from the song “Dear Confessor”
Maps won’t show us where we’re going
All they are is just the boring facts
Relax

Maps won’t show us where we’re going
Winding lines in abstract drawings, tracks
Leaving tracks

All the plans we wrote on paper
Blowing down the streets somewhere
I wonder how we wound up here

Send you off on a big adventure
Xs lead you to the treasure
Whatcha gonna do when you finally find it?
When you find it

–lyric by Immaculate Machine

Chapter 1 – Fox and Goose

Chapter 2 – Respite: A Sojourn in Summerland

Chapter 3 – Missed Francie

Chapter 4 – Philosophical Lines in the Sand

Chapter 5–Monday, Monday

Chapter 6–Kicking It Off

Chapter 7–Three Faces of Eve

Chapter 8–Witnessing Mystery

Chapter 9–In which Ike finds himself up against a partition, darkly

Chapter 10–Constantia and Paulette at the Mall

Chapter 11–Mixed Signals

Chapter 12–In which the girls mutter about the boys and a boy mutters about a girl

Chapter 13–Command Performance

Chapter 14–The suspicious contents of Box 38

Chapter 15–Treating with Hallows

Chapter 16–Reason Cannot Go

Chapter 17–Something Wicked

Chapter 18–Strike Two

Chapter 19–The Creature in the Machine

Chapter 20–Hector’s Ghost

Chapter 21–Chasing Clouds

Chapter 22–The Peaceable Kingdom

Chapter 23–The Liberation of Casa Hector

Chapter 24–Letting Go

Chapter 25–It was a dark and stormy night

Chapter 26–The Morning After

Chapter 27–What Lies Beneath

Chapter 28–Introductions Follow

Chapter 29–The Gift Economy

Chapter 30–Saying Grace

Chapter 31–The Shadow Between

Chapter 32–Descent Arising

Chapter 33–Knocks

Chapter 34–Confessions of a Madman

Chapter 35–Fred Finds the Starlight

Chapter 36–Three Times the Charm

Chapter 37–There Be Monsters

Chapter 38–Seeking Celebration

Chapter 39–The Secret Satyrs

Chapter 40–The Return of the King

Chapter 41–Bonis malisque, hi dies

Chapter 42–The secret is out

Chapter 43–A Single Step

Chapter 44–The Chameleon Mirror

Chapter 45–What Remains

Chapter 46–Be it ever so humble

Chapter 47–So this is Christmas

END

 

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