The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony
" A] moving, funny, hauntingly brilliant memoir about marriage." --Caroline Leavitt, The San Francisco Chronicle
Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage in this eventful, month-by-month account
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"[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."
"A raw and candid account of the power of committed love to combat life's sorrows."
"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."
"[Moody] gets at the tactile quintessence of lived life with an accuracy that can leave readers woozy."
--San Francisco Chronicle