Living, Becoming, Breaking, Starving is a four-volume set of novel fragments. Each book was published as a distinct and complete story of its respective subject, intended to inform and enlighten the reader. Viewers of the set may never know the original, full-length titles or subjects; yet, each word that has been retained holds complex implications. By offering the books as fragments, the enlightenment is disrupted, the information incomplete. Together they imply either a progression or digression of being, depending on the order they are arranged.