The Ice at the Bottom of the World/Fishboy/Charity/House of Prayer No.2

By: Richard, Mark

Price: $175.00

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Book Condition: Fine


This offer is for a complete set of this author's four books - all SIGNED by Mark Richard on their title pages! These include: 1) "The Ice at the Bottom of the World" (1989) - His first book, a short story collection which Won the 1990 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award. Ten violently wonderful stories. 2) "Fishboy" (1993) - A story full of stories, a novel informed by myth, "Fishboy" is a literary achievement of rare power. 3) "Charity" (1998) - his second collection of short stories. He again proves himself to be the poet laureate of people the world overlooks: the orphoned poor, the outcast, the deceived, and the unrelieved. He has been rightly compared with Faulkner for his use of language, and with Flannery O'Connor for his stark moral vision, but his power and sensibility remain his own. 4) "House of Prayer No. 2 - A Writers Journey Home (2011) - A superbly written and irresistible blend of history, travelogue, and personal reflection, "House of Prayer No. 2" is a remarkable portrait of a writer's struggle with his faith, the evolution of his art, and of recognizing one's singularity in the face of painful disability. Written with humor and a poetic force, this memoir is destined to become a modern classic. In addition to having won the PEN/Hemingway Award he has also been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Whiting Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the Mary Francis Hobson Medal for Arts and Letters, and a National Magazine Award for Fiction.

Title: The Ice at the Bottom of the World/Fishboy/Charity/House of Prayer No.2

Author Name: Richard, Mark

Categories: Whiting Writers' Award, PEN/Hemingway Award Winner, Modern First Editions, *NEW ARRIVALS, *Author Collections,

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

ISBN Number: 0394564855

ISBN Number 13: 9780394564852

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9345