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									Rick MoodyRick Moody
Rick Moody, a child of the 1970s and the privileged middle class of the Northeast, has become a specialist in dissecting both in his novels and short stories, which tend to focus on the troubled state of the nuclear family.

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Rick Moody
Also Known As:
Hiram F. Moody, III
Current Home:
New York, NY
Date of Birth:
October 18, 1961
B.A., Brown University, 1983; M.F.A., Columbia University, 1986
Editors Book Award, Pushcart Press, 1991, for Garden State: A Novel; PEN American Center Award for The Black Veil, 2003

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								Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas, Author: 
								Rick Moody.

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Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas
by Rick Moody
What do nasty office politics, the travails of a hard-drinking xenophobe, and a mind-blowing drug that eases survivors in bombed-out Manhattan have in common? Each figures in one of these novellas by Rick Moody.
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								Purple America, Author: 
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*  Garden State (1991)
*  The Ice Storm (1994)
*  Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven: A Novella and Stories (1995)
*  Purple America (1997)
*  Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited (1997)
*  Demonology: Stories (2001)
*  The Black Veil (2002)
*  The Diviners (2005)
*  Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas (2007)

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Moody's Short Fiction

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								The Ice Storm, Author: 
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The Ice Storm
by Rick Moody
The Ice Storm follows the disconnected Hood family during an eventful and eventually wrenching Thanksgiving weekend in 1973 that is beset not only by the social ills of the time (Vietnam, Watergate) but also a violent pre-winter storm.

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								Demonology: Stories, Author: 
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Demonology: Stories
by Rick Moody
This acclaimed collection of Moody's short fiction was welcomed on the cover of The New York Times Book Review upon its release, announcing Moody as one of the literary wunderkinds of his generation.

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