Happy Book Birthday to Anecdotes by Kathryn Mockler! | Book*hug Press

Happy Book Birthday to Anecdotes by Kathryn Mockler!

Today we’re back with another exciting new release: Anecdotes by Kathryn Mockler, a most mnticipated Fall release by the Toronto StarFrieze, 49th Shelf, and Vol. 1 Brooklyn.

Happy Book Birthday to Anecdotes by Kathryn Mockler!

Already the author of five books of poetry, Anecdotes marks Mockler’s long-awaited fiction debut. We’re thrilled for readers to meet this formally inventive book that uses autofiction, flash fiction, fragments, and hybrid writing to tackle relevant contemporary topics such as trauma, assault, addiction, friendship, shame, mental health, and climate grief. Anecdotes is perfect for fans of Lydia Davis, Lynne Tillman, and Ottessa Mosfegh.

Mockler shared this video to introduce readers to Anecdotes in anticipation of the book’s release.

Advance Praise for Anecdotes

“Part coming of age and part end times, Anecdotes is a bold and brilliant mixture of dark humour, understated literary experiments, and a poet’s eye for the truth. Mockler’s writing isn’t afraid to look at the world and see it for what it is. Her stories are so deeply immersive you’ll never want to leave. An absolute must-read if you live on this planet and even if you don’t.”
—Carleigh Baker, author of Bad Endings

“‘What happened to you?’ Terrible things do happen. Daily. From the opening story of a dead boy nobody loved, to anxiety-ridden days of overcrowded public buses and murderous job interviews, to birds dropping from the sky, to no one needing money anymore [or a stolen laptop] because the world is ending today and everyone still thinks it’s happening to someone else while it’s happening to them. Is it too late? Of course it is! ‘What do they need?’ Don’t ask Pastor Rick. Like you, dear reader. ‘They need to hold on real tight.’ Mockler’s Anecdotes is an instant ‘post hope’ classic!”
—Kirby, author of Poetry is Queer

“Utterly original, bracingly acidic, and always vulnerable, Kathryn Mockler channels Donald Barthelme having a psychotic break in this magnificent collection of coming-of-age stories for late stage capitalism.”
—Emily Schultz, author of The Blondes and Sleeping With Friends

That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to Anecdotes by Kathryn Mockler. Available now from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore. Happy reading!

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