The Whore's Child: Stories

The Whore's Child: Stories by Richard Russo 0375726012 9780375726019
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To this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels. His themes are the imperfect bargains of marriage; the discoveries and disillusionments of childhood;the unwinnable battles men and women insist on fighting with the past. A cynical Hollywood moviemaker confronts his dead wifes lover and abruptly realizes the depth of his own passion. As his parents marriage disintegrates, a precocious fifth-grader distracts himself with meditations on baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. And in the title story, an elderly nun enters a college creative writing class and plays havoc with its tidy notions of fact and fiction.The Whores Childis further proof that Russo is one of the finest writers we have, unsparingly truthful yet hugely compassionate and capable of creating characters real that they seem to step off the page. From the Trade Paperback edition.      

Author: Richard Russo

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 240

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2003-07-08


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