Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas

Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas

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By (author) Rick Moody

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  • Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 223 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 18mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 11 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0316166359
  • ISBN 13: 9780316166355
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: diagrams
  • Sales rank: 720,386

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At the center of The Omega Force, which opens RIGHT LIVELIHOODS, is a buffoonish former government official in rocky recovery. Dr. "Jamie" Van Deusen is determined to protect his habitat--its golf courses (and Bloody Marys), pizza places (and beers) from "dark complected" foreign nationals. His patriotism and wild imagination are mainly fueled by a fall off the wagon. The collection's second novella, K & K, concerns a lonely young office manager at an insurance agency, where the office suggestion box is yielding unpleasant messages that escalate to a scary pitch. Ellie Knight- Cameron's responses to these random diatribes illuminate the toll that a lack of self-awareness can take. The book ends with a cataclysmic vision of New York City, after the leveling of 50 square blocks of Manhattan. Four million have died. Albertine, the "street name for the buzz of a lifetime," is a mindaltering drug that sets The Albertine Notes in motion. Only Rick Moody could lead us to feel affection for the various misguided, earnestly striving characters in this alternately unsettling and warm trio of stories.

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RIGHT LIVELIHOODS is Rick Moody's eighth book. He has received the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, the Addison Metcalf Award, the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.