Mount Everest

Christine Zidar is a woman plagued by voices visions and delusions, but manages to keep her business together for a number of years, until she is suddenly forced to deal with the fact that her hoarder Mother with whom she lives has had their house condemned and she and Christine are forced with eviction There s something Jim Meirose does when he writes, and its definiteChristine Zidar is a woman plagued by voices visions and delusions, but manages to keep her business together for a number of years, until she is suddenly forced to deal with the fact that her hoarder Mother with whom she lives has had their house condemned and she and Christine are forced with eviction There s something Jim Meirose does when he writes, and its definitely the hard way As a reader you have to earn his sentences, one after the other, to get to the bliss, the ecstasy In this case, it s the very top of Mount Everest In life, it s the very top of an author s skill It s the reason I published a chapbook of his years ago and it s the reason I still still love reading him, climbing that mountain Christopher Bowen, author of We Were Giants Flannery O Connor and Samuel Beckett aren t dead they re just found each other in the mind of Jim Meirose Mount Everest takes grotesqueries and near nihilistic fetishes and pours them into a nightmare that is sometimes funny, always vivid, and unexpectedly incisive Surreal, scary, even scorching, Mount Everest is a look at our trivial ambitions and pastoral fantasies, and the dreamscapes that tell us about reality than our waking hours ever could Jane Rosenberg LaForge, author of An Unsuitable Princess In a house moldering in trash, a young woman wades throughher own delusions, as she earns her living being used and discarded like the refuse around her At every turn, Meirose forces you to feel the weight of our own consumption and the need to make our world clean Trevor Richardson, author of Dystopia Boy and editor of The Subtopian Meirose s Mount Everest is a truly unique and indelible work, at once haunting and insightful with a great story and insight into a troubled mind Meirose s narrative is compassionate without necessarily championing his protagonist s pained soul and that s a neat trick Great writing and worthy read Steven Gillis, author of Benchere In Wonderland
Mount Everest Christine Zidar is a woman plagued by voices visions and delusions but manages to keep her business together for a number of years until she is suddenly forced to deal with the fact that her hoarder

  • Title: Mount Everest
  • Author: Jim Meirose
  • ISBN: 9781940233260
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Mount Everest”

    1. When is a mountain like preduplicative paramnesia? That’s one of the many things the author of this amazing book wants you to find out. Right away I learned that "Mount Everest" isn’t about mountain climbing (not in any Sierra Club sense, anyway) although it takes you repeatedly into the thin air near the summit, roped as you are to a delusional prostitute, her hoarder mother, and the series of local johns who climb the stairs to the mad girl’s bedroom. It isn’t the sex the author wants [...]

    2. Dysfunction reigns in the shallows of tiny Deshler, Nebraska where Thelma Zigar transformed her formerly prim Victorian home into a hoarder’s labyrinth. When Christine, her schizophrenic daughter, returns home after years in a mental hospital, she is confronted with her mother's addiction to hoarding that started after her husband’s death in a car accident. Thelma is completely dysfunctional and needs money. Christine’s hallucinatory alter ego, Leandra, convinces her that prostitution is h [...]

    3. Can I just say 'wow'? This is one of those reviews that I've put off until nearly (but not quite) the last minute, because I just don't know what to say.but I'll try my best. It was so strange, but so good. The author's conscious decision to omit quotation marks really spoke to the mental state of his main character. It was definitely a risk worth taking. The entire structure of the story constantly reminded you that you were in the mind of a mentally unstable person. I could for sure see her de [...]

    4. Repetitive to the point of almost boring me to death, this book had a way of driving me crazy.I can get away with saying that, because the main story line is about a crazy prostitute released from a mental hospital, living with hoarding mother and constantly having sex for pay with local guys up in her room, which happens to be the only clean room in the house. This is only the opening paragraph of the full review posted on my blog.I have to give kudos to the author though, because even after re [...]

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