The Outlaw Series: Explorations in Ontological Violence


In this psychological novella, which is seemingly a concatenation of short stories, Kevin Boileau explores the topic of ontological violence. This is an attitude toward the ruptures we experience as human beings, both by choice and by the hand of others; yet, the attitude is aggressive, a choice of being in the face of change as project forward to our physical deaths. It is in the condition of existential uncertainty that we are most called upon to take responsibility for our new choices, and it these choices that Boileau carefully examines. Ontological violence is viewed, thus, as an aperture in the interstitial corridor between the past and the future as counter-memory.