Neighbors of Nothing

Author(s): Jason Ockert
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Jul 19, 2015
Product Number: EB00654135
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781938103988
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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Neighbors of Nothing examines characters who find themselves searching for new identities in worlds they no longer recognize. In "Piebald," parents assume the identity of their dead son; in "Everyday Murders," the sole survivor of a violent crime attempts to confront an online entrepreneur who sells football-style serial killer jerseys. Through odd, compelling, and sometimes futile gestures, these characters struggle against guilt and grief and the seemingly endless stretch of days. Influenced by absurdism and the southern gothic, Neighbors of Nothing offers intelligent and heartrending insights into the complex human struggle to exist with purpose.

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