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Have been meaning to read more of Vanessa Place’s work than what can be found on internet. Saw her read an essay once (reported on that event here), but it was overwhelmingly beautiful, more like a prose poem. Did not know she wrote a novel, La Medusa. Here from Bookslut an excerpt, quoted here also for its mention of belly:

a beautiful woman floated above a choppy holographic sea;   she had a hole in her bright belly from which two children fell, one continued falling, down to   the blue, and salt water suffused his nose and mouth and sand sprinkled through his golden hair   like broken bits of light, and the child laughed as he sank to the bed of dancing weeds he was   born to spread, and the other child did not laugh but smiled quietly as she turned perfectly pink   and daringly disappeared……………………………………………………………………………………………………

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