The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven by Rick Moody
A Novella and Stories

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A collection includes an investigator who spies on his own wife and the title novella portraying three separate descents into the drug netherworld of 1980s New York. From the acclaimed author of The Ice Storm. 12,500 first printing. Tour.
 

About Rick Moody

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Novelist Rick Moody was born in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1962. His works often demonstrate the concept that money makes no difference in the problems people face. His first novel, Garden State, won Pushcart's Tenth Annual Editor's Book Award. The Ice Storm (1994) was adapted into the 1997 film starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. He was named one of Entertainment Weekly's top 100 creative people the same year. He has also won the Addison Metcalf Award and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
 
Published April 2, 1997 by Back Bay Books. 212 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A debut collection from rising star Moody (The Ice Storm, 1994; Garden State, 1992), who, here, throws together a wild, perverse, and ultimately flat mosaic of contemporary life.

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Short stories which experiment with form in delineating the hipster lives of misfits, drug addicts and the sexually adventurous. (Dec.)

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The author of two much-admired novels of suburban anomie here delivers 10 ingenious but uneven stories with a wide range of subjects, styles and voices. Shaped as treatments, sketches and journal entr

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Shaped as treatments, sketches and journal entries as well as traditional short stories, these literate, sharply delineated, darkly funny but occasionally contrived pieces explore the vicissitudes of life in New York City and its suburbs.

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Short stories which experiment with form in delineating the hipster lives of misfits, drug addicts and the sexually adventurous.

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