THE FOUR FINGERS OF DEATH is Rick Moody's ninth book. He has received the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.
"[A] comic tour de force...Moody is at his most daring and arresting." -- BookForum "Moody's powers of invention, his ease in his own prose, his ability to develop interesting characters--in short, his enormous gifts as a writer--are on full display here. And when he wants to write a gorgeous paragraph, he delivers as you know he can, even when he's still spoofing." -- The New York Times Book Review "A grab bag of sardonic fun." -- The Dallas Morning News "Moody's foremost accomplishment...Moves with unapologetic swagger, as it flaunts the extremes of storytelling." -- Bookslut "As pulpy... as The Four Fingers of Death might sound, it's oddly something sweeter and more profound." -- Associated Press "Comic, grim, tender and masterful." -- Bloomberg "Sci-fi as only Moody could write it--in turns touching and outrageous." -- "Very Short List," The Observer "700-plus pages of wacky, wonderful imaginings." -- More "Entertaining and often poignant." -- The New Yorker