In the novel-in-progress THE PARADOX OF WONDERWOMAN'S AIRPLANE, a family attempts to escape the biases of their white, suburban life. After a miscarriage, Grace, a 40-year-old anesthesiologist, must decide for herself whether to try to have another child. Her grief-stricken husband Chuck becomes possessed by an imaginary friend he calls The Reckless, who forces him to steal a rare and extremely expensive model of Wonderwoman's airplane. Grace's two teenagers flee the stress of their insular family bubble, leading them into intrigues with Bosnian art saboteurs and rapture-obsessed veterinarians. Amidst this chaos, and in the context of her increasing political awareness, Grace must find a way to integrate her own desires with familial and cultural constraints.

You can read various chapters, published as discrete stories, online at The Collagist and The Literarian

While Paradox will primarily take shape in the print universe, some sections of the novel will only be available in various digital forms. This page functions as the runway for those sections.

Thanks to Mitchell Cartner (web development), Christine McCullough (web and art assets), and Anne Royston (everything!) for design and development.

"The Invisibility Project" is a digital MFA thesis co-authored by novel characters Ajla and Jess. In "The Invisibility Project", discourses that use the terms visibility and invisibility (e.g. invisible labor, invisibility technologies, and invisible computer processes) are interspersed with the story of Ajla's immigration from Serbia to Kansas City. Each small text or image block is placed into a "tile"; each "tile" operates independently. The user, then, can choose different interfaces, which will reveal the tiles in different orders and with different visualizations, thereby creating unusual juxtapositions of concepts which take the same theme.

MetaParadox (work-in-progress) allows you to perform real-time distant reading operations on the novel. Users can act as their own literary critics, mining data about word choice, word frequency, topic allocations, readability, affect, and other distant reading operations. As the novel-in-progress evolves, so will the operations!

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