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Year of the rat

Marc Anthony Richardson 1972- author.

2016

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  • Title:
    Year of the rat
  • Author: Marc Anthony Richardson 1972- author.
  • Description: Palus Epidemiarium; Lacus Oblivionis; Mare Fecunditatis; Mare Nectaris; Mare Tranquillitatis; Lacus Mortis; Mare Crisium; Mare Frigoris; Sinus Amoris; Palus Somni; Oceanus Procellarum; Mare Cognitum; Acknowledgments; Notes
    "In the novel, Year of the Rat by Marc Anthony Richardson, an artist returns to the city of his birth to tend to his invalid mother, only to find himself torn apart by memories and longings. Narrated by this nameless figure whose rants, reveries, and Rabelaisian escapades take him on a Dantesque descent into himself, the story follows him and his mother as they share a one-bedroom apartment over the course of a year"--
    "Winner of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize In The Year of the Rat, an artist returns to the dystopian city of his birth to tend to his invalid mother, only to find himself torn apart by memories and longings. Narrated by this nameless figure whose rants, reveries, and Rabelaisian escapades take him on a Dantesque descent into himself, the story follows him and his mother as they share a one-bedroom apartment over the course of a year. Despite his mother's precarious health, the lingering memories of a lost love, an incarcerated sibling, a repressed sexuality, and an anarchic inability to support himself, he pursues his dream of becoming an avant-garde artist. His prospects grow dim until a devastating death provides a painful and unforeseeable opportunity. With a voice that is poetic and profane, ethereal and irreverent, cyclical and succinct, he roams from vignette to vignette, creating a polyphonic patchwork quilt of a family portrait"--
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama : FC2
  • Format: 1 online resource (236 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-57366-868-0
  • Subjects: Artists -- Fiction; Mothers and sons -- Fiction; Self-perception -- Fiction; Opportunity -- Fiction; Psychological fiction; Domestic fiction; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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