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The plots of Jason Ockert’s new story collection, Neighbors of Nothing, have been called “hair-raisingly original.” In this episode of the Monkeybicycle Podcast, Jason reads a story from the collection, titled “Jakob Loomis.”

Praise for Neighbors of Nothing:

“Beautiful stories, searching and generous. Ockert never ceases to astound.”
—Junot Díaz, author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Pulitzer Prize winner

“Jason Ockert digs deep in these stories and unearths some difficult truths. Some of these stories completely devastated me, and Ockert earns that emotional resonance with his writing, never over-the-top, as tender as anyone could be in the presence of such dark matter. This is a writer working with a high degree of difficulty and he nails it.”
—Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang and Tunneling to the Center of the Earth


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Neighbors of Nothing, Jason Ockert

Buy a copy of Neighbors of Nothing here.
Learn more about Jason Ockert here, and follow him on Twitter here.


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