The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven: A Novella and Stories

The Ring of Brightest Angels around Heaven: A Novella and Stories

by Rick Moody


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From the concentric rings of strangers passing on a New York City street to the rings of madness in a vainglorious college student's mind, Rick Moody opens up to us a world of frustration, yearning, lies, and neglect whose frontline soldiers are the young. In the stunning title novella, a tale of sexual decay and obsession, he challenges his characters and readers alike to open up and feel their pain -- our pain -- even when there can be no turning back.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446672405
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/1996
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Rick Moody (1961) is an American author of novels and short stories best known for his 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of two families over one long holiday weekend. An instant bestseller, it was later adapted into a film of the same name. His first book Garden State was published in 1992. His later works include The Diviners and The Four Fingers of Death. In 1999 he was designated by The New Yorker as one of 20 Writers for the 21st Century.


New York, NY

Date of Birth:

October 18, 1961


B.A., Brown University, 1983; M.F.A., Columbia University, 1986

Table of Contents

The Preliminary Notes3
The Grid29
Phrase Book39
The James Dean Garage Band71
Pip Adrift101
A Good Story113
The Apocalypse Commentary of Bob Paisner121
The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven155
Primary Sources231

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Mark Leyner

Rick Moody is an extraordinary writer and The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven is a masterful, exhilerating performance.

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