Worldwide Giveaway | Mount Everest by Jim Meirose

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Mount Everest

by Jim Meirose

Published: November 5, 2015
Published by: Montag Press
Page count: 228
Genre:  Literary Fiction


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.

Praise for the book

"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 more 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

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About the author

Jim Meirose is the author of the new novel "Mount Everest" released from Montag Press in 2015 and currently available from Amazon. Another, titled "Eli the Rat", is slated for publication by Montag in 2016.

Three other previously published but out of print novels have been contracted for by Montag Press for 2016 Release. Over three hundred of his short stories have appeared in various literary magazines and journals over the past twenty years, such as The Fiddlehead, Witness, Alaska Quarterly review, Xavier Review, New Orleans review, South Carolina Review, Whiskey Island Magazine, Ohio Edit, Bartleby Snopes, and many others. His short work has been nominated for several awards including The Shirley Jackson Award and the O. Henry Award (for which his story "Fair Morning" was short-listed).

Jim lives in Somerville, NJ, with his wife, Mary Beth. Together they have one married daughter, Noelle Heber, and three beautiful grandchildren.


Three winners will get an eCopy of Mount Everest by Jim Meirose.
Ends 16th December 2016.
Open internationally!

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