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Neighbors of Nothing, by Jason Ockert

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Neighbors of Nothing, by Jason Ockert

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Neighbors of Nothing, by Jason Ockert

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Neighbors of Nothing examines characters who find themselves searching for new identities in worlds they no longer recognize. Through odd, compelling, and sometimes futile gestures, these characters struggle against guilt and grief and the seemingly endless stretch of days. Influenced by absurdism and the southern gothic, Neighbors of Nothing offers intelligent and heartrending insights into the complex human struggle to exist with purpose.


“Beautiful stories, searching and generous. Ockert never ceases to astound.”—Junot Diaz


Jason Ockert has won several national fiction awards and his stories have appeared in many journals including the Oxford AmericanBlack Warrior ReviewIndiana ReviewAlaska Quarterly ReviewMid-American ReviewMcSweeney’sThe Iowa ReviewEcotone, and Witness