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The Ambidextrist

Rock, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1931561869 / ISBN 13: 9781931561860
Published by MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2004
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Title: The Ambidextrist

Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing

Publication Date: 2004

Book Condition:Good

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With gripping, restrained prose, The Ambidextrist finds beauty amid the gravel, dirt, and shadowed figures along Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River. This provocative novel follows Scott, a lonely drifter who earns money as a medical test subject and finds shelter in abandoned buildings on the riverfront. He first befriends Ray, a mysterious homeless man whose tenderness can’t hide his unsavory tastes; next, he sets four adolescent boys on a series of increasingly dangerous dares. As these relationships develop and tangle, Scott proves he can outlast any bad first impression.
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Peter Rock was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition to The Ambidextrist, he is the author of the novels Carnival Wolves and This Is the Place. The recipient of a 2000 NEA fellowship, he is working on new stories, novels, and film adaptations. He lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches at Reed College.

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Peter Rock was born and raised in Salt Lake City. His most recent novel is The Shelter Cycle (978-0544289635). He is also the author of the novels My Abandonment (978-0156035521), This Is the Place (978-0385485982), Carnival Wolves (978-0385492096) The Bewildered, and The Ambidextrist, and a story collection, The Unsettling. Rock attended Deep Springs College, received a BA in English from Yale University, and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University. His stories and freelance writing have both appeared and been anthologized widely, and his books published in various countries and languages. The recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Alex Award and others, he currently resides in Portland, Oregon, where he is a Professor in the English Department of Reed College. His YA novel Klickitat will be published in 2016 and his novel-within-photographs, Spells, will be shown at Blue Sky Gallery in 2015 and published as a book sometime in the future.

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