Termite Parade

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Limited, Oct 1, 2010 - 256 pages
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Termite Parade is the follow-up to Joshua Mohr's San Francisco Chronicle bestselling first novel - and one of O, The Oprah Magazine's '10 Terrific Reads of 2009' - Some Things That Meant the World to Me.Termite Parade tells the story of Mired, the self-described ""bastard daughter of a menage a trois between Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Sylvia Plath, and Eeyore."" Mired catalogs her ""museum of emotional failures,"" the latest entry to which is her boyfriend Derek, an auto mechanic (whose body may or may not be infested with termites), who loses his cool carrying her up the stairs to their apartment.As Derek's termites wreak havoc on his nervous system, Mired pieces together the puzzle, each character revealing aspects of their savage natures, culminating in a climax of pure animal chaos.

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User Review  - Aidan Watson-Morris - Goodreads

rounded up for ambitious narrative techniques advanced from some things . . . & some great evocative moments. a slyly philosophical novel that's not all that sly about complicated characters who aren ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jen Larsen - Goodreads

Heartbreaking, tragically hilarious, terrible, sad, wonderful, with such a satisfying ending. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Joshua Mohr has been published in Other Voices, The Cimarron Review, Pleiades, and Gulf Coast, among others. He sings in the band Damn Handsome & The Birthday Suits.

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