Mark Richard


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ake Charles, Louisiana, The United States
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Mark Richard is an American short story writer, novelist, screenwriter, and poet. He is the author of two award-winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity, a bestselling novel, Fishboy, and House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home.
Mark Richard was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and grew up in Texas and Virginia. As heard on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR: He grew up in the 1960s in a racially divided rural town in Virginia. His family was poor. He was born with deformed hips and spent years in and out of charity hospitals. When his father walked out, his mother withdrew further into a world of faith. In a new memoir "House of Prayer No. 2" he details growing up in the American South as a “The Special
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The Ice at the Bottom of th...

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House of Prayer No. 2: A Wr...

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Fishboy: A Ghost's Story

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Charity

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Strays

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The Birds for Christmas

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Propositional Attitudes: An...

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“That's the real excellent scary part, that feeling, and that feeling won't come if the lady from next door is there and your mom won't ride the ride, because what brings on that feeling most is when your mom rides wedged in tight with you and your brother on nights like this, when your mom will scream the excellent scream, the scream that people you see in snatches on the boardwalk stop and stare for, the scream that stops the ride next door, the scream that tells us to our hearts the bolts have finally broken.”
Mark Richard, The Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories

“Satan demands to sift us like sand through his fingers, and God, knowing everything, allows it.”
Mark Richard, House of Prayer No. 2: A Writer's Journey Home

“You is mine, Fishboy, you is all mine.”
Mark Richard, Fishboy

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