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Moody, Rick

Works: 163 works in 570 publications in 16 languages and 14,119 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Drama  Suspense fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Biography  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Actor, Other, Contributor, Editor, Creator, Performer, Collector
Classifications: PS3563.O5537, 823.8
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The diviners : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A proposed television miniseries becomes the focus of a brutal rivalry between a hot-tempered production head, a Sikh cab driver, a bipolar bicycle messenger, and other industry wannabes
Purple America : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son returns home to look after his mother, abandoned by his stepfather. The novel follows him as he handles the chores, gets drunk and has a romance on the side. The mother, in a wheel chair and incontinent, extracts a promise that he will kill her if she gets worse. In the background hovers the stepfather, unable to decide whether to return. The setting is a wealthy suburb in Connecticut. By the author of The Ice Storm
The ice storm by Rick Moody( Book )

62 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The familiar suburban landscape of Updike, Cheever, and Irving gets dazzlingly reinvented in this audacious and funny novel. It's the weekend after Thanksgiving 1973 in the suburbs. American troops are leaving Vietnam. The Beatles are recording solo albums. Pet Rocks are on the drawing board. And the Hoods are skidding out of control
Demonology : stories by Rick Moody( Book )

33 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full of deep feeling and stunningly beautiful language, the stories in Demonology offer the richest pleasures that fiction can afford
Hotels of North America : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reginald Edward Morse is one of the top reviewers on, where his many posts do more than just evaluate hotels around the globe--they tell his life story ... The puzzle of Reginald's life comes together through writings that comment upon his motivational-speaking career, the dissolution of his marriage, the separation from his daughter, his struggles with alcohol, and his devotion to a paramour known only as 'K.' But when Reginald disappears, we are left with the fragments of a life--or at least the life he has carefully constructed--which writer Rick Moody must decipher. Are these the crazed ramblings of a nomadic eccentric? Or are they an essential document of our times and a treatise on what it means to be alone?"--Jacket
The four fingers of death : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montese Crandall, a down-on-his-luck writer with a wife who is gravely ill, pens a novelization of the 2025 remake of a 1963 horror movie, wherein an animated dismembered arm, missing its middle finger, is the only remnant that returns to Earth from a mission to Mars
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
Garden State : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces a group of friends in Haledon, New Jersey, through one spring in their rocky passage toward adulthood. They are out of school, trying to start a band, trying to find work, looking for something to do in the degraded terrain of their suburban hometown."--Page 4 of cover
Right livelihoods : three novellas by Rick Moody( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three novellas, including "K & K," about an office manager who receives frightening notes in a suggestion box, and "The Albertine Notes," in which a mind-altering drug dominates life in post-apocalypse New York City
On celestial music : and other adventures in listening by Rick Moody( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelist discusses his love of music and how it inspires his writing, including his infatuation with the Velvet Underground as well as more modern bands including Magnetic Fields, Wilco, and The Pogues
The ring of brightest angels around Heaven : a novella and stories by Rick Moody( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novella follows three people's descent into depravity in the drug netherworld of 1980s New York. The additional 10 stories include Primary Sources, an autobiography written in the form of bibliographic footnotes, and The Grid, reflections on a first kiss
Joyful noise : the New Testament revisited( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original essays by twenty-one Christian writers: Rick Moody, Catherine Bowman, Kim Wozencraft, Joanna Scott, Madison Smartt Bell, Stephen Westfall, Jim Lewis, Ann Powers, Lucy Grealy, Bell Hooks, Lisa Shea, Jeffrey Eugenides, Joseph Caldwell, Ann Patchett, Eurydice, Benjamin Cheever, Lydia Davis, Coco Fusco, Barry Hannah, April Bernard, and Darcey Steinke
Roy Lichtenstein : Times Square Mural : a catalogue published on the occasion of the unveiling of the Times Square Mural and the exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, September 5-October 19, 2002 by Roy Lichtenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition includes the initial color collage plus the full scale black-and-white maquette of the mural with additional drawings, sketch and source books, comic books and other of Roy's paintings, sculptures and drawings dating from the early 1960s to the 1990s"--Page 17
The mayor of Casterbridge : an authoritative text, backgrounds criticism by Thomas Hardy( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Mayor of Casterbridge opens with an act of such heartlessness and cruelty that it still shocks today. Michael Henchard, an out-of-work hay-trusser, gets drunk at a fair and for five guineas sells his wife and child to a sailor. When the horror of his act finally sets in, Henchard swears he will not touch alcohol for twenty-one years. Through hard work and acumen, he becomes rich, respected, and eventually the mayor of Casterbridge. But eighteen years after his fateful oath, his wife and daughter, Elizabeth-Jane, return to Casterbridge, and his fortunes steadily decline."--Jacket
House rules : an architect's guide to modern life by Deborah Berke( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

House Rules documents the beauty and relevance of Deborah Berke's vision by articulating eight guiding principles to achieve an enriching domestic space. Her rules range from how to design a meaningful sequence from indoors to out, to the need for abundant storage to live an uncluttered life. House Rules delves deep into Berke's working process and her thoughtful approach to design, showcasing more than fifty residences. An inspiring guide for home owners and those aspiring to build a house, House Rules also addresses such timely factors as environmental sustainability and innovative construction techniques. Drawing on these examples of her user-friendly contemporary designs, House Rules demonstrates how to craft a serene space for modern living. Photographs of compelling details richly illustrate her principles, underscoring both the poetry and practicality of her ideas
Hover by Gregory Crewdson( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Tomaselli : ten year survey by Fred Tomaselli( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pleasure of influence : conversations with American male fiction writers by Rob Trucks( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of interviews, eleven of the most important American male fiction writers of our time - Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson, National Book Award nominees Thom Jones, Barry Hannah, and Stephen Dixon, as well as Russell Banks, Rick Moody, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Steve Erickson, and Gordon Lish - candidly discuss the origin, process, and achievement of their own fiction. All of the writers in this collection are working with personal truths, particular to their experience, yet they operate within a defined referential tradition. The material is unmistakably their own, the way they tell the story is their own, but they are always mindful of the world that preceded them."--Jacket
Talks about nothing : celebrities and noted thinkers ponder the many facets of 'nothing'( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of conversations exploring the idea of "nothing" between pairs of prominent individuals from various fields in the arts and sciences
Odyssey Works : transformative experiences for an audience of one by Abraham Burickson( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssey Works infiltrates the life of one person at a time to create a customtailored, life-altering performance. It may last for one day or a few months and consists of experiences that blur the boundaries of life and art-is that subway mariachi band, used book of poetry, or meal with a new friend real or a part of the performance' Central to this book is their 2013 performance for Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm. His Odyssey lasted four months and included a fake children's book, introducing the themes of his performance, and a cello concert in a Saskatchewan prairie (which Moody almost missed after being stopped at customs with, suspiciously, no idea why he was traveling to Canada). The book includes Moody's interviews with Odyssey Works, an original short story by Amy Hempel, and six proposals for a new theory of making art
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The diviners : a novel
Alternative Names
Moody, Hiram Frederick, III.

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Purple America : a novelThe ice stormDemonology : storiesThe four fingers of death : a novelThe best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesGarden State : a novelRight livelihoods : three novellasOn celestial music : and other adventures in listening