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Author Name    Richard Russo

Title   The Whore's Child: and Other Stories

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Used - Good

Publisher    Alfred A. Knopf July 2002

ISBN Number    0375411682 / 9780375411687

Seller ID   579081

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Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling "Empire Falls"--also named the year's best novel by "Time"--Richard Russo now focuses, in his first book of short fiction, on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. With a fluency of tone that will surprise even his devoted readers, he captures both bewildering horror and heartrending tenderness with an absorbing, compassionate authority.
We warm to these newcomers--as to all Russo's characters--almost despite ourselves. A jaded Hollywood moviemaker uncovers a decades-old flame he never knew he'd harbored. A precocious fifth grader puzzles over life, love and baseball as he watches his parents' marriage dissolve. Another child is forced into a harrowing cross-country escape whose actual purpose he learns only after the fact. An elderly couple rediscovers the power, and the misery, of their relationship during a long-awaited retreat to a resort island. And in the title story, a septuagenarian nun invades the narrator's college writing workshop with an incredible saga.
A masterful novelist here extends his versatility and accomplishment, in a collection that demonstrates yet again that "there is a big, wry heart beating at the center of Russo's fiction" ("The New Yorker").

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