Welcome to this week’s Free Book Friday, wherein we give you the best titles in indie publishing for the low low price of nothing. Congrats to last week’s winner Henry Powderly for picking up a copy of The Shanghai Gesture by Gary Indiana.
This week, we are giving away a copy of Some Things That Meant the World to Me by Joshua Mohr. A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller, Some Things That Meant the World to Me is the highly praised first novel from Joshua Mohr, and has elicited comparisons from reviewers to Kafka, Lewis Carroll, Haruki Murakami, and Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son. Some Things is the coming-of-age story of a 30-year-old man named Rhonda who suffers from depersonalization. When Rhonda was a child – abandoned and ignored by his mother; abused and misguided by his mother’s boyfriend – he imagined the rooms of his home drifting apart from one another like separating continents. Years later, after an embarrassing episode as an adult, Rhonda’s inner-child appears, leading him to a trapdoor in a most unlikely place that will force him to finally confront his troubled past.
This week’s Free Book Friday is sponsored by Two Dollar Radio. Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry. They aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book individually and collectively providing a sonic progression that they believe to be too loud to ignore.
You can read the first chapter of Some Things That Meant the World to Me for free on Two Dollar Radio’s website.
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Congrats to JANINE for winning this week! If you didn’t win this week, perhaps you might fare better with some Vonnegut-worthy satire?