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The Doors You Mark Are Your Own (Joshua City Trilogy)

Okla Elliott, Raul Clement


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Joshua City is one of seven city-states in a post-apocalyptic world where water is scarce and technology is at mid-twentieth-century Soviet levels. As the novel opens, the Baikal Sea has been poisoned, causing a major outbreak of a flesh-eating disease called nekrosis. Against this backdrop of political corruption, violence and oppression, a struggle for control of Joshua City ensues, and a revolutionary group called The Underground emerges.

The Doors You Mark Are Your Own is a sweeping literary epic--the result of years of painstaking writing and world-building by two brilliantly imaginative minds--that readers will get lost in and never want to end.

Dark House Press, 9781940430201, 724pp.

Publication Date: April 28, 2015

About the Author

Okla Elliott is currently an Illinois Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois, where he works in the fields of comparative literature and trauma studies. He also holds an MFA in creative writing from Ohio State University. His non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and translations have appeared in "Another Chicago Magazine, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, New Letters, A Public Space, The Southeast Review, " and "Subtropics, " among others. He is the author of a collection of short fiction, "From the Crooked Timber, " and a collection of poetry, "The Cartographer's Ink." He is also the co-editor, with Kyle Minor, of "The Other Chekhov."

Raul Clement lives in Urbana, IL. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in "Blue Mesa Review, Coe Review, As It Ought to Be, " and the "Surreal South '09" anthology. He is an editor at New American Press and "Mayday Magazine."