Synopses & Reviews
In 10 strikingly original stories and a prize-winning novella, Rick Moody paints a world of frustration, yearning, lies, decay, and obsession as he introduces a dissonant band of outsiders. Meet:
-- a frenzied undergraduate who confesses his delusions in a term paper
-- a hip young media personality whose film treatment reveals a pathological self-obsession
-- an investigator whose deposition reveals his own increasingly sordid attempts to spy on his wife
-- and more.
A stunning literary achievement, these daring, surprising, energetic stories -- masterpieces of language, structure, and momentum -- will entertain and astound from beginning to end.
Consistently inventive...a wicked eye for detail. -- The New York Times Book Review
Expressive brilliance...written in a brilliant nightmarish style. -- Los Angeles Times