Joshua Mohr, signed by author
It’s 2003 and the country is divided evenly for and against the Iraq War. Damascus, a dive bar in San Francisco’s Mission District, becomes the unlikely setting for a showdown between the opposing sides. Joshua Mohr crafts his most memorable characters yet. There is No Eyebrows, a cancer patient who has come to the Mission to die anonymously; Shambles, the patron saint of the hand job; Revv, a lead-singer who acts too much like a lead-singer. By gracefully tackling such complicated topics as cancer, the role of art in the age of war, and issues of self-esteem, Joshua Mohr paints his most accomplished novel yet.