Published by Two Dollar Radio
“Mira Corpora is at the same time a pure story and a panhandler's fever dream. It's fine work in its manic pacing and its summoning of certain cultural emblems. Present tense with a vengeance. I hope the book finds the serious readers who are out there waiting for this kind of fiction to hit them in the face.”
– DON DeLILLO
FINALIST for the LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE
The debut novel from acclaimed playwright Jeff Jackson, MIRA CORPORA is a coming-of-age story for people who hate coming-of-age stories. It features a colony of feral children, teenage oracles, amusement parks haunted by gibbons, mysterious cassette tapes, and a reclusive rock star. With astounding precision, it weaves a moving tale of mad hope and discovery across a startling, dreamlike landscape.
Largehearted Boy selection for FAVORITE NOVEL OF 2013.
Flavorwire selection for BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF 2013.
Slate selection for BOOKS YOU SHOULDN'T OVERLOOK IN 2013.
Salon selection for YEAR-END BOOK GUIDE.
New Statesman selection for BEST NOVEL OF 2014.
BEST OF 2013 selection in Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography, Conversational Reading, Ryder Magazine, and Seminary Co-Op Bookstore. Acclaim from The Wall Street Journal, Bookforum, Vice, Time Out Chicago, and more!
MIRA CORPORA featured on BOOKWORM with Michael Silverblatt