The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony

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Holt McDougal
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5.0 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author

Rick Moody is the author of the award-winning memoir The Black Veil, the novels Hotels of North America, The Four Fingers of Death, The Diviners, Purple America, The Ice Storm, Garden State, and multiple collections of short fiction. Moody is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and his work has been anthologized in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. He lives in Rhode Islan


"[The Long Accomplishment feels like] a person pouring out his heart and soul to you from across a table. . . . [A] moving, funny, hauntingly brilliant memoir about marriage. . . . What is more full of grace than that?"
--The San Francisco Chronicle

"Touching. . . . In heart-wrenching detail, Moody . . . weaves in [tales] of hardship. . . . A revealing, intimate memoir--and a moving love letter."
--Publishers Weekly

"A raw and candid account of the power of committed love to combat life's sorrows."
--The Millions

"In unflinching, diary style . . . Moody balances emotional adversity with poignant digressions. . . . And his clever turns of phrase hint at a sense of wonder . . . recognizing that good fortune seems preordained while transcending tragedy requires something magical, namely, the power of love."

Praise for Rick Moody

"One of the most prodigiously talented writers in America."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Bold and thrilling. . . . Rick Moody has spirit and drive and talent to burn."
--New York Times Book Review

"That rare writer who can make the language do tricks and still suffuse his narrative with soul."

"Often downright brilliant. . . . Moody's prose is vibrant and elegant."
--Denver Post

"[Moody] gets at the tactile quintessence of lived life with an accuracy that can leave readers woozy."
--San Francisco Chronicle