Some Things That Meant the World to Me

Some Things That Meant the World to Me

Book - 2009
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#8 of 10 Terrific Reads of 2009. "Charles Bukowski will dig the grit in this seedy novel, a poetic rendering of postmodern San Francisco." -O, The Oprah Magazine

A Best Book of the Year -The Nervous Breakdown

"Where Michel Gondry would go if he went down a few too many miles of bad desert road." -The Collagist

"Mohr's prose roams with chimerical liquidity. The magic of this book is a disturbing, hallucinogenic magic." -Boston's Weekly Dig

Following a 30-year-old man named Rhonda suffering from depersonalization, Some Things That Meant the World to Me is a gritty and beautiful work that is creative and hypnotic, and should stand as an introduction of an original new voice to American literature.

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 embarassing episode as an adult, Rhonda's inner-child appears, leading him to a trapdoor in the bottom of a dumpster behind a taqueria that will force him to finally confront his troubled past.

In the spirit of Cruddy and Hairstyles of the Damned , Joshua Mohr has created a remarkable and unforgettable character in this charmingly poetic and maturely crafted first novel.

Joshua Mohr has been published in Other Voices , The Cimarron Review , Pleiades , and Gulf Coast , among others. He lives in San Francisco and teaches at a halfway house.


Publisher: [Granville, Ohio?] ; Two Dollar Radio, 2009.
ISBN: 9780982015117
0982015119
Branch Call Number: MOHR J
Characteristics: 205 pages ; 19 cm.

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JCLHelenH Oct 17, 2017

Mohr takes that guy you give a wide berth, who looks like he slept in a doorway, and makes him human.

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