Termite Parade

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 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  - BooksOn23rd - LibraryThing

TERMITE PARADE, by Joshua Mohr, is about people’s dreams, hopes, personal history, and mistakes. It’s about how your thoughts can eat away at your soul like termites eating wood. Mohr is a fairly ... Read full review

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User Review  - chelseagirl - LibraryThing

Joshua Mohr is a talented writer -- the prose in this novel is effortless and engaging. Termite Parade is the story of Mired (who claims Sylvia Plath, Dostoesvsky and Eeyore as her true ancestors) and ... Read full review

Contents

MEET MIRED
3
WAXES OR BLUBBERS OR WHINES 10 DEREK CATCHES US UP ON WHAT REALLY HAPPENED
20
THE TWINS TALK FAMILY LORE
30
MIRED
37
MEREDS DECIMATED HEART
50
MIREDS MUSEUM OF EMOTIONAL FAILURES
59
DEREK
65
STAINED WITH A VAGUE SORROW
76
DEREK
82
REINVENT THE WHEEL
94
DEREK
102
MORE LORE
111
DEREK ADMIRES DEAF EARS
119
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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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