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The black veil : a memoir

Author: Rick Moody
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, 2003, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Back Bay pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In this widely acclaimed memoir, one of the most admired writers of his generation reveals how a decade of alcohol, drugs, and other indulgences led him not to the palace of wisdom but to a psychiatric hospital in one of New York's less exalted boroughs. At once a harrowing personal story and a dazzling exploration of ancestral inheritance, cultural mythology, and the very idea of self, The Black Veil indelibly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rick Moody; Joseph Moody; Rick Moody; Joseph Moody; Rick Moody
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Moody
ISBN: 0316739014 9780316739016
OCLC Number: 52307009
Notes: Includes a reading group guide.
Description: xii, 323 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: by Rick Moody.

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"In this widely acclaimed memoir, one of the most admired writers of his generation reveals how a decade of alcohol, drugs, and other indulgences led him not to the palace of wisdom but to a psychiatric hospital in one of New York's less exalted boroughs. At once a harrowing personal story and a dazzling exploration of ancestral inheritance, cultural mythology, and the very idea of self, The Black Veil indelibly captures and conveys what it means to be young and confused, older and confused, guilty, lost, and finally healed. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.

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