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    Elsewhere (THORNDIKE PRESS LARGE PRINT NONFICTION) (Hardback) By (author) Richard Russo

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    DescriptionAfter eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape. Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a charming, feckless father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), with everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon. A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations in achieving that goal--beautifully recounted here--were to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both. Fraught with the timeless dynamic of going home again, encompassing hopes and fears and the relentless tides of familial and individual complications, this story is arresting, comic, heartbreaking, and truly beautiful, an immediate classic.


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    Title
    Elsewhere
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Russo
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 329
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 221 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781410452955
    ISBN 10: 1410452956
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15710
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: BM, BGLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Merchandise Category: LP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: P26107050
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PS3568.U812 Z46 2012B
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    Edition
    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Publisher
    Thorndike Press
    Imprint name
    Thorndike Press
    Publication date
    14 November 2012
    Author Information
    Richard Russo lives with his wife in Camden, Maine, and Boston. In 2002 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Empire Falls."