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Purple America: A Novel by [Rick Moody]

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“[A] breathtaking book . . . Hilarious and heartbreaking . . . Rick Moody is a chronicler of the middle class for the millennium.” —TheNew York Times Book Review
 
“Magnificent . . . Rick Moody is that rare writer who can make the language do tricks and still suffuse his narrative with soul.” —Esquire
 
“A tough, funny, gorgeously detailed domestic thriller . . . The stuff of classical tragedy, told in insistent, laser-bright prose. Reading it is a transfiguring experience.” —TheBaltimore Sun
 
“How Moody balances his comedy and his pathos is a wonder.” —New York magazine
 
“By turns utterly harrowing and guiltily hilarious . . . An emotional roller coaster destined to be considered one of the fictional achievements of a generation.” —Details
 
“Moody confirms with Purple America that he is a writer of immense gifts.” —The Examiner (San Francisco)
 
“Extraordinary . . . Moody’s prose dazzles. . . . He renders each character so empathetically that soon each is gripped tight within our sympathy.” —Chicago Tribune
 
“Darkly hilarious . . . Moody’s sentences travel great distances; they knock the breath out of you. So does Purple America.” —Mirabella

About the Author

Rick Moody (b. 1961) is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Born in New York City, he graduated from Brown University and earned a master of fine arts in creative writing from Columbia University. His first novel, Garden State, won the Pushcart Press Editors’ Book Award, and his memoir of his struggles with alcoholism and depression, The Black Veil, was awarded the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of Memoir. His 1994 bestseller, The Ice Storm, was adapted into a film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Moody’s writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Harper’s Magazine, Details, and the New York Times. His work has also been selected for the Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and Pushcart Prize anthologies. His story “The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven” won the Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize. Moody currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches creative writing at New York University.

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  • ASIN : B016VNIGPK
  • Publisher : Open Road Media (November 10, 2015)
  • Publication date : November 10, 2015
  • Language : English
  • File size : 4295 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 317 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.8 out of 5 stars 38 ratings

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