The Long Accomplishment

A Memoir of Struggle and Hope in Matrimony
Product Number: EB00714100
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781627798433
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Rick Moody, the award-winning author of The Ice Storm, shares the harrowing true story of the first year of his second marriage-an eventful month-by-month account-in The Long Accomplishment: A Memoir of Struggle and Hope in Matrimony At this story's start, Moody, a recovering alcoholic and sexual compulsive with a history of depression, is also the divorced father of a beloved little girl and a man in love; his answer to the question "Would you like to be in a committed relationship?" is, fully and for the first time in his life, "Yes." And so his second marriage begins as he emerges, humbly and with tender hopes, from the wreckage of his past, only to be battered by a stormy sea of external troubles-miscarriages, the deaths of friends, and robberies, just for starters. As Moody has put it, "this is a story in which a lot of bad luck is the daily fare of the protagonists, but in which they are also in love." To Moody's astonishment, matrimony turns out to be the site of strength in hard times, a vessel infinitely tougher and more durable than any boat these two participants would have traveled by alone. Love buoys the couple, lifting them above their hardships, and the reader is buoyed along with them.

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Author(s): Rick Moody
Original Publish Date: Aug 06, 2019

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Author(s): Rick Moody
Narrator(s): Rick Moody
Product Number DD45317
Released: Aug 06, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427297211
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Author(s): Rick Moody
Narrator(s): Rick Moody
Product Number Z100129394
Released: Aug 06, 2019
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427297204

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