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    DescriptionIn 1750, without warning or apparent reason, the mineral springs of the colonial resort town of Bath, New York, ran dry. A little more than two hundred years later, after numerous warnings and for too many reasons, Sully, the unluckiest man in this unlucky town, isn't doing too hot either. He's broke, out of a job, and the owner of a dead pickup truck. The good news? Sully has the dumbest man in North Bath as his devoted friend, a long-suffering, long-married woman who loves him, a forgiving eighty-year-old landlady who converses with her late husband, a spastic doberman as a watchdog, and the finest one-legged drunken Jewish lawyer this side of Albany. Now, if Sully could only banish his father's slyly grinning ghost and earn his own son's respect, he might just turn the whole damn thing around. Nobody's Fool is a funny, roguish novel that captures the imagination and provides a rich journey into a special world peopled by characters so real, so vital, we feel we've known them all our lives. As he did with his critically acclaimed Mohawk and The Risk Pool, Richard Russo brilliantly invents an unforgettable and luminously magical time and place. And, in doing so, Russo secures his place among America's great writers and most captivating storytellers.


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    Title
    Nobody's Fool
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Russo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 549
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679753339
    ISBN 10: 0679753338
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD
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    LC classification: PS3568.U81
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3568.U812 N6 1994
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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 stories, The Whore's Child.
    Flap copy
    In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town--and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Jessica Tandy. Author reading tour.