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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.

Synopsis:

Miles Roby, a gentle, funny loser, runs the Empire Grill and hopes one day to own it. Meantime, though, his wife has run off with his worst customer, he's anxious about his adored teenage daughter and his one-handed brother, and his incorrigible father sponges off everyone.

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Novel set in small town Maine, with a colourful array of characters, which makes a sinuous exploration of the foibles of human nature, with a great deal of humour and insight.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099422273
Author:
RUSSO, RICHARD
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
N
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
NEW ED
Publication Date:
20020606
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
198 x 128 in.

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Product details 496 pages Vintage Books, - English 9780099422273 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Miles Roby, a gentle, funny loser, runs the Empire Grill and hopes one day to own it. Meantime, though, his wife has run off with his worst customer, he's anxious about his adored teenage daughter and his one-handed brother, and his incorrigible father sponges off everyone.
"Synopsis" by , Novel set in small town Maine, with a colourful array of characters, which makes a sinuous exploration of the foibles of human nature, with a great deal of humour and insight.

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