Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas pdf epub fb2

Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas by Rick Moody pdf epub fb2

Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas Author: Rick Moody
Title: Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas
ISBN: 0316166359
ISBN13: 978-0316166355
Other Formats: doc lit txt docx
Pages: 240 pages
Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (August 11, 2008)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1774 kb
Size EPUB version: 1533 kb
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies




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.