Empire Falls

Empire Falls

Paperback Vintage Contemporaries

By (author) Richard Russo

$13.98
List price $15.95
You save $1.97 12% off

Free delivery worldwide
Available
Dispatched in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Additional formats available

Format
Hardback $31.04
  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 483 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 203mm x 33mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0375726403
  • ISBN 13: 9780375726408
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 123,611

Product description

With Empire Falls""Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America's most compelling and compassionate storytellers. 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.

Other people who viewed this bought:

Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

Other books in this category

Showing items 1 to 11 of 11
Categories:

Author information

Richard Russo lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their two daughters. He has written five novels: "Mohawk," "The Risk Pool," "Nobody's Fool," "Straight Man" and "Empire Falls," and a collection of short stories, "The Whore's Child."

Review quote

"Rich, humorous, elegantly constructed . . . Easily Mr. Russo's most seductive book thus far."-"The New York Times " "Russo writes with a warm, vibrant humanity.... A stirring mix of poignancy, drama and comedy." "--The Washington Post" "Russo is one of the best novelists around." -"The New York Times Book Review" "The history of American literature may show that Richard Russo wrote the last great novel of the 20th century." -"Christian Science Monitor" "Nobody does small-town life better than Richard Russo." "-Atlanta Journal-Constitution"

Flap copy

With Empire Falls" Richard Russo cements his reputation as one of America's most compelling and compassionate storytellers. 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.