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Free Book Friday: Some Things That Meant the World to Me by Joshua Mohr

JK Evanczuk / Friday, September 18, 2009 Comments Off

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.

Some Things That Meant the World to Me by Joshua Mohr

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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Winner will be chosen randomly at 5pm on Friday, Sept 25. The winner must provide his/her mailing address via email within 48 hours, or a new winner will be randomly selected.

Good luck!

Congrats to JANINE for winning this week! If you didn’t win this week, perhaps you might fare better with some Vonnegut-worthy satire?

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  • http://www.lunaparkreview.com Travis Kurowski

    Some Things Meant the World to Me, giveaway: Travis Kurowski, traviskurowski@gmail.com Thanks!

  • Katie

    Some Things Meant the World to Me, giveaway: Katie; bookwormbiz@gmail.com.

    I’m going to assume you’re referring to small and independent presses and not self-publishing when you say “indie publishing” and thank you for highlighting the great literary work coming out of those small presses!

  • http://www.petelit.com Pete

    Count me in. I’ve been intrigued by Mohr ever since reading his profile in Poets & Writers a few months ago.

  • Cat

    Sounds intriguin; please enter me for the drawing! cat02134@gmail.com

  • Cat

    Sounds intriguing; please enter me for the drawing! cat02134@gmail.com

  • http://www.mwittle.wordpress.com Michelle Wittle

    Now, what’s this I hear about a free book?
    Anyhow, I am a big fan of indie published books and I love writing reviews on up and coming writers.
    Also, I never win anything and maybe it’s because those things weren’t meant for me to win?
    I would love to enter the “pool of possibilities”

  • Jaclyn

    Count me in! Some Things Meant the World to Me, giveaway. Thanks!

  • SA

    I, too, would like to be entered into the giveaway.

  • V.K.

    Some Things Meant the World to Me, giveaway. Thanks

  • http://www.jinxremoving.org Nine

    I’ve been wanting to read this one! nine at jinxremoving dot org

  • Janine

    fingers crossed.

  • Katelyn

    Yes, please.

  • LT

    Cool!

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