Six Ridiculous Questions: Joshua Mohr

Joshua Mohr

The guiding principle of Six Ridiculous Questions is that life is filled with ridiculousness. And questions. That only by giving in to these truths may we hope to slip the surly bonds of reality and attain the higher consciousness we all crave. (Eh, not really, but it sounded good there for a minute.) It’s just. Who knows? The ridiculousness and question bits, I guess. Why six? Assonance, baby, assonance.

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Presenting an Excerpt From Joshua Mohr’s “Farsickness”

"Farsickness" cover

We’re pleased to present an excerpt from Joshua Mohr’s new novel Farsickness, out now via House of Vlad Press and featuring illustrations by Ava Mohr. It’s described by the publisher as “a surrealist road trip story, part Heart of Darkness and part bipolar Guardians of the Galaxy.” Mohr’s work has already spanned the realistic and the surreal, and we’re eager to read this new foray into uncharted terrain.

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Vol. 1 Brooklyn’s March 2021 Book Preview

March 2021 books

What’s caught our eye when it comes to new books out this month? For whatever reason, a number of intriguing works in translation top that list. Throw in a new memoir from a longtime Vol.1 Brooklyn favorite, an incisive cultural study, and a foray into the city’s history and you have a broader range of what we’re excited about in March.

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The Tactile Anxieties of Medical Fiction

In an era of increasing medical costs, heated political debates over the nature of healthcare, and financial instability, reading about all things medical can be as unsettling as the most unpredictable of horror stories. There have been a host of acclaimed works of nonfiction dealing with their authors’ experiences with illnesses and the medical system in recent years, including Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, Joshua Mohr’s Sirens, and Porochista Khakpour’s forthcoming Sick. But numerous recent works of fiction have […]

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