Mira Corpora (Paperback)
In Mira Corpora, North Carolina’s Jeff Jackson gives us a Lynchian fever dream of a bildungsroman. Like taking the Lost Highway to The Waste Land.— Jason
*Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
*One of the Best Books of 2013 --Slate, Salon, Flavorwire, Largehearted Boy, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor
Mira Corpora is the debut novel from acclaimed playwright Jeff Jackson, an inspired, dreamlike adventure by a distinctive new talent.
Literary and inventive, but also fast-paced and gripping, Mira Corpora charts the journey of a young runaway. A coming-of-age story for people who hate coming-of-age stories, featuring a colony of outcast children, teenage oracles, amusement parks haunted by gibbons, mysterious cassette tapes, and a reclusive underground rockstar.
With astounding precision, Jackson weaves a moving tale of discovery and self-preservation across a startling, vibrant landscape.
"There are few coming-of-age-esque novels that don't make me feel like I'm being lied to, manipulated into caring to the point where I can't care at all. Mira Corpora is one of those few. It subverts itself and what it came from so many times that by the end you feel like it could have existed no other way." --Vice
About the Author
Jeff Jackson holds an MFA from NYU and is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Four of his plays have been produced by the Obie Award-winning Collapsable Giraffe company. He lives with his wife in Charlotte, NC.