Born Richard Melville Hull, singer Moby got his catchy nickname from his literature-loving father. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is a Moby favorite.
"It's a masterpiece of contemporary fiction because it does such a good job of describing the alienation and disconnection that we all feel. Almost every character is a sympathetic character. They're making these efforts to connect and they're all desperately vulnerable at the same time." According to Moby, it's always easy to find the music, "It's almost like a symphony of the human condition."
Learn more about this music in the novel.