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With Charity, Mark Richard again secures the distinction of poet laureate of the orphaned poor, the broken, the deceived, and the unrelieved. In stylistic brilliance, he renders their conditions with grace and compassion, and redeems and transports their tragedy with wicked humor.

In the much-anthologized "The Birds for Christmas," two hospitalized boys beg a night nurse to let them watch Hitchcock's classic thriller film on television, believing it will relieve their Yuletide loneliness. "Gentleman's Agreement" is a classic father-son story of fear and the violence of love. In "Memorial Day," a bayou boy learns the lessons of living from Death himself, a fortune cookie-eating phantom who claims to be "a people person." From charity ward to outrageous beach bungalow, Richard visits the overlooked corners of America, making them unforgettably visible.

Richard has been rightly compared to Faulkner for his language and to Flannery O'Connor for his stark moral vision, but his force and sensibility remain his own. Charity is a powerful reading experience, a true accomplishment in an already stunning literary career.

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In this new book, Mark Richard again proves himself to be the poet laureate of people the world often overlooks: the orphaned poor, the outcast, the deceived, and the unrelieved. With stylistic brilliance and an unsurpassed flair for the surreal, he renders his characters with grace and compassion, while transcending their human tragedies with wicked humor. Richard has been rightly compared to Flannery O'Connor for his stark moral vision, but his power and sensibility remain his own.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385425704
Author:
Richard, Mark
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.54x5.54x.39 in. .45 lbs.

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Product details 160 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385425704 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this new book, Mark Richard again proves himself to be the poet laureate of people the world often overlooks: the orphaned poor, the outcast, the deceived, and the unrelieved. With stylistic brilliance and an unsurpassed flair for the surreal, he renders his characters with grace and compassion, while transcending their human tragedies with wicked humor. Richard has been rightly compared to Flannery O'Connor for his stark moral vision, but his power and sensibility remain his own.
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