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- DescriptionTo this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep kwledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling vels. His themes are the imperfect bargains of marriage; the discoveries and disillusionments of childhood;the unwinnable battles men and women insist on fighting with the past. A cynical Hollywood moviemaker confronts his dead wife s lover and abruptly realizes the depth of his own passion. As his parents marriage disintegrates, a precocious fifth-grader distracts himself with meditations on baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. And in the title story, an elderly nun enters a college creative writing class and plays havoc with its tidy tions of fact and fiction. The Whore s Child is further proof that Russo is one of the finest writers we have, unsparingly truthful yet hugely compassionate and capable of creating characters real that they seem to step off the page.
- Author BiographyRichard Russo is the author of eight novels; two collections of stories; and Elsewhere, a memoir. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries.
- Author(s)Richard Russo
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Series TitleVintage Contemporaries
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight254 g
- Width134 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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