Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries)

By: Russo, Richard

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Moderate wear, light spine creasing, coffee ring on front cover. Text clean. Rear cover corner creased. Red dot on bottom edge. No other markings. Novel about a short-order cook falling into a mid-life crisis as he goes through a divorce. Pulitizer Prize winner.


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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

"Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy." --The Washington Post

Welcome to Empire Falls, a blue-collar town full of abandoned mills whose citizens surround themselves with the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors and who find humor and hope in the most unlikely places, in this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo.

Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it's Janine, Miles' soon-to-be ex-wife, who's taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it's the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town-and seems to believe that "everything" includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America in a work that overflows with hilarity, heartache, and grace.

Title: Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries)

Author Name: Russo, Richard

Categories: Psychological,

Edition: Later Edition.

Publisher: NY, Vintage: 2002

ISBN Number: 0375726403

ISBN Number 13: 9780375726408

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good +

Type: Book

Seller ID: 503004546

Keywords: Fiction. Contemporary Fiction. Americana. Blue-collar.