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Moody, Rick

Works: 169 works in 607 publications in 17 languages and 14,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Fiction)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Lyricist, Other, Editor, Contributor, Performer, Creator, Originator, Collector
Classifications: PS3563.O5537, 823.8
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Purple America : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,132 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 diviners : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,124 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
The ice storm by Rick Moody( Book )

64 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ice Storm explores what it was like to be part of a family at a time when all of American culture seemed to be in prolonged adolescence, when the music was bad, the psychology was astral, everybody had shag carpet, and it seemed the best a family could do was to fall apart gracefully. By turns acerbic, hilarious, and lacerating, this is a novel with edge and heart, a chronicle to be savored by everyone who survived the '70s or the suburbs
Hotels of North America : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 944 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
Demonology : stories by Rick Moody( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 793 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 754 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
Right livelihoods : three novellas by Rick Moody( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 592 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
Garden State : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 583 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
The ring of brightest angels around Heaven : a novella and stories by Rick Moody( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 470 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
On celestial music : and other adventures in listening by Rick Moody( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 463 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
Joyful noise : the New Testament revisited( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 262 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 )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 261 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; the life and death of a man of character by Thomas Hardy( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 257 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 190 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 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 173 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
Charlatan : new and selected stories by Cris Mazza( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cris Mazza's work has often been regarded as "disturbing" for its exploration of sexual politics, victimhood, personal accountability, and acts of sexual violence. With an introduction by Gina Frangello and a foreword by Rick Moody, Charlatan charts the development of a dynamic body of fiction by a writer due for discovery by millennial readers unsatisfied by mainstream feminism."--provided by publisher
Odyssey Works : transformative experiences for an audience of one by Abraham Burickson( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a handbook for artists and non-artists alike to create meaningful and beautiful experiences. Burickson and LeRoux upend standard appoaches to artmaking through six proposals for a radically new type of work based in empathy, deep involvement, experimentation with boundaries of form, and a belief that well-crafted work can be life-changing. The Odyssey Works artists' collective infiltrates the life of one person at a time to create a custom-tailored, 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). --From publisher description
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Purple America : a novel
The diviners : a novelThe ice stormDemonology : storiesThe four fingers of death : a novelThe best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazinesRight livelihoods : three novellasGarden State : a novelThe ring of brightest angels around Heaven : a novella and stories
Alternative Names
Moody, Hiram Frederick, III.

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