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Mark Richard
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Mark Richard is the author of two award-winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity, and the novel Fishboy. His short stories and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, Vogue, and GQ. He is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Foundation Writer’s Award. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three sons.

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Charity

Written by Mark Richard


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 17, 1999
Price: $15.00

With Charity, the author of the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award-winning short story collection The Ice at the Bottom of the World and the novel Fishboy, reaffirms his distinction as poet laureate of the orphaned poor, the broken, the deceived, and the unrelieved. Compared to Faulkner for his language and to Flannery... Read more >
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Charity

Written by Mark Richard


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Fishboy

Written by Mark Richard


Format: Trade Paperback, 244 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1994
Price: $15.00

The PENHemingway Award-winning author of The Ice at the Bottom of the World now tells of a young boy who believes he has committed a murder. He stows away on a trawler that is crewed by renegades. To reclaim his innocence, Fishboy returns to the origins of his short life. Read more >
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Fishboy

Written by Mark Richard


Format: eBook, 244 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

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House of Prayer No. 2
A Writer's Journey Home
Written by Mark Richard


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $15.00

Crippled by deformed hips as a child, Mark Richard was told he would spend his adult life in a wheelchair. The son of an unpredictable, violent father and a mother who sought inner peace through scripture, Richard spent his bedridden childhood in the company of books. As a young man, he... Read more >
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House of Prayer No. 2
A Writer's Journey Home
Written by Mark Richard


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $23.95

Called a “special child,” Southern social code for mentally—and physically—challenged children, Richard was crippled by deformed hips and was told he would spend his adult life in a wheelchair. During his early years in charity hospitals, Richard observed the drama of other broken boys’ lives, children from impoverished Appalachia, tobacco country... Read more >
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House of Prayer No. 2
A Writer's Journey Home
Written by Mark Richard


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Ice at the Bottom of the World
Stories
Written by Mark Richard


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Ice at the Bottom of the World
Stories
Written by Mark Richard


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1991
Price: $14.95

In these ten stories, Mark Richard, winner of the 1990 PENErnest Hemingway Foundation Award, emerges as the heir apparent to Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner. Read more >
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