Rick Moody was born in New York City in 1961. He is the author of five novels, three collections of stories, and a memoir, The Black Veil. His work has been widely anthologized. He has taught at Bennington College, SUNY Purchase, New York University, and the New School for Social Research. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1959 Milton Rokeach had a radical notion of how to treat three patients in his care—each of whom believed without a doubt that he was Jesus Christ—he would make them live together. In this novelistic case study, we see the three Christs argue, proclaim, and soliloquize about the nature of their divinity. “It represents, in an unpretentious but remarkably vivid way, what institutionalized madness is like.” —Steven Marcus, The New York Review of Books