An award-winning writer of fiction and memoir who has read here since his early books - The Ice Storm, Garden State, and Purple America - were published twenty-five and more years ago, Rick Moody makes this welcome return for a telling new nonfiction work, The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Hope and Struggle in Matrimony (Henry Holt).
“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.” —Booklist.
“Touching. . . . In heart-wrenching detail, Moody . . . weaves in [tales] of hardship. . . . A revealing, intimate memoir—and a moving love letter.” —Publishers Weekly.