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From the concentric rings of strangers passing on a New York City street to the rings of madness in a vainglorious college student's mind, Rick Moody opens up to us a world of frustration, yearning, lies, and neglect whose frontline soldiers are the young. In the stunning title novella, a tale of sexual decay and obsession, he challenges his characters and readers alike to open up and feel their pain—our pain—even when there can be no turning back.

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"Ambitious... consistently inventive....A considerable achievement." Michael Gorra, New York Times Book Review

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"Moody's dark wit and unflinching eye for the bathetic render him a particularly appropriate seer of contemporary alienation....He captures with piercing clarity the vacuity of his characters' lives." Claire Messud, Village Voice

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"Often wonderful prose....Moody's language pushes and pulls boundaries; it avoids and seeks intimacy, with the same insistence, terror, and self-consciousness as Moody's protagonists." Amy Bloom, Boston Globe

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"Rick Moody has caught the dark and anarchic undercurrents of personal lives in New York City... and he has set them (discreetly and unpretentiously) in a larger philosophical context....The range and ingenuity are impressive." Madison Smartt Bell, Spin

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On the occasion of the paperback release of Demonology, Back Bay Books takes pleasure in making all four of Rick Moody's acclaimed earlier works of fiction available in handsome new paperback editions.

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ISBN:
9780316706285
Author:
Moody, Rick
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
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Literature-A to Z
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Back Bay Paperb
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.22x5.58x.68 in. .52 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316706285 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ambitious... consistently inventive....A considerable achievement."
"Review" by , "Moody's dark wit and unflinching eye for the bathetic render him a particularly appropriate seer of contemporary alienation....He captures with piercing clarity the vacuity of his characters' lives."
"Review" by , "Often wonderful prose....Moody's language pushes and pulls boundaries; it avoids and seeks intimacy, with the same insistence, terror, and self-consciousness as Moody's protagonists."
"Review" by , "Rick Moody has caught the dark and anarchic undercurrents of personal lives in New York City... and he has set them (discreetly and unpretentiously) in a larger philosophical context....The range and ingenuity are impressive."
"Synopsis" by , On the occasion of the paperback release of Demonology, Back Bay Books takes pleasure in making all four of Rick Moody's acclaimed earlier works of fiction available in handsome new paperback editions.
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