Marc Anthony Richardson Reading/Signing for YEAR OF THE RAT
In 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.
Marc Anthony Richardson received his MFA from Mills College. He is an artist and a writer from Philadelphia. Year of the Rat, his debut novel, is the first of a lunar diptych. Currently, he is working on The Messiahs (or, Year of the Pig).