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Author Richardson, Marc Anthony, 1972-
Title Year of the rat / Marc Anthony Richardson.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : Fiction Collective 2, 2016.

Subject Artists -- Fiction.
Mothers and sons -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Opportunity -- Fiction.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Winner of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize In The Year of the Rat, an artist returns to the dystopian city of his birth to tend to his invalid mother, only to find himself torn apart by memories and longings. Narrated by this nameless figure whose rants, reveries, and Rabelaisian escapades take him on a Dantesque descent into himself, the story follows him and his mother as they share a one-bedroom apartment over the course of a year. Despite his mother's precarious health, the lingering memories of a lost love, an incarcerated sibling, a repressed sexuality, and an anarchic inability to support himself, he pursues his dream of becoming an avant-garde artist. His prospects grow dim until a devastating death provides a painful and unforeseeable opportunity. With a voice that is poetic and profane, ethereal and irreverent, cyclical and succinct, he roams from vignette to vignette, creating a polyphonic patchwork quilt of a family portrait"-- Provided by publisher.
"In the novel, Year of the Rat by Marc Anthony Richardson, an artist returns to the city of his birth to tend to his invalid mother, only to find himself torn apart by memories and longings. Narrated by this nameless figure whose rants, reveries, and Rabelaisian escapades take him on a Dantesque descent into himself, the story follows him and his mother as they share a one-bedroom apartment over the course of a year"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Palus Epidemiarium; Lacus Oblivionis; Mare Fecunditatis; Mare Nectaris; Mare Tranquillitatis; Lacus Mortis; Mare Crisium; Mare Frigoris; Sinus Amoris; Palus Somni; Oceanus Procellarum; Mare Cognitum; Acknowledgments; Notes.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
ISBN 9781573668682 (ebook)
1573668680 (ebook)
9781573660570 (paperback)
1573660574
OCLC # 957558067
Additional Format Print version: Richardson, Marc Anthony, 1972- Year of the rat Tuscaloosa : Fiction Collective 2, 2016 9781573660570 (DLC) 2016023937