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The Omega Force

The Omega Force

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By (author) Rick Moody

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 131mm x 215mm x 19mm | 269g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571236340
  • ISBN 13: 9780571236343
  • Sales rank: 682,483

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Rick Moody offers a brilliant trio of stories, spanning glittering golf courses, a stifling office and a harrowing dystopia. "The Albertine Notes" presents a cataclysmic vision of New York City after the leveling of fifty square blocks of Manhattan by a suitcase bomb. Albertine, the 'street name for the buzz of a lifetime', is a mind-altering drug through which survivors seek solace in the past. "K & K" concerns lonely young Ellie Knight-Cameron, office manager at an insurance agency, where the office suggestion box is yielding unpleasant messages that escalate to a scary pitch. And at the centre of "The Omega Force" 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) and pizza places (and beers) from 'dark-complected' foreign nationals.

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Rick Moody is the author of, among others, The Diviners, The Black Veil, Demonology, The Ice Storm (made into an acclaimed feature film by Ang Lee), and Garden State. He has contributed fiction and essays to the New Yorker, Esquire, the Paris Review, Harper's and the New York Times. He lives in New York.