THE OCTOROON BALL is Philip K. Dick on laughing gas.
There, that's all you need to know. Bye. What? You want more? Are
you sure? Well...okay.
THE OCTOROON BALL plays a lot of games with time, space, the
living, and the dead. It takes place, for the most part, in an
imaginary city called New Orleans, which becomes the focal point
for a vague mission carried out by a cast of multiple characters
who once actually existed, although (probably) never quite like
this. I won't tell you who they are, as their individual identities
aren't revealed until quite some time after they are introduced;