The Whore’s Child, and Other Stories by Richard Russo audiobook

The Whore’s Child, and Other Stories

By Richard Russo
Read by Richard Russo

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781094060989

In his first collection, a master storyteller focuses on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. A jaded Hollywood movie-maker uncovers a decades-old flame he never knew he’d harbored; a precocious fifth grader puzzles over life, love, and baseball as he watches his parents’ marriage dissolve; another child is forced into a harrowing cross-country escape; an elderly couple rediscovers the power of their relationship; and in the title story, a septuagenarian nun invades the narrator’s college writing workshop with an incredible saga.

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Summary

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One of the 2002 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

In his first collection, a master storyteller focuses on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. A jaded Hollywood movie-maker uncovers a decades-old flame he never knew he’d harbored; a precocious fifth grader puzzles over life, love, and baseball as he watches his parents’ marriage dissolve; another child is forced into a harrowing cross-country escape; an elderly couple rediscovers the power of their relationship; and in the title story, a septuagenarian nun invades the narrator’s college writing workshop with an incredible saga.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Reading a collection of Richard Russo stories is a bit like watching a home-run hitter try to lay down a squeeze bunt…A charming performance.” New York Times
“Russo again proves himself the master of real-life angst with the comic twist. His characters are sometimes funny, often sad, but never pathetic.” Orlando Sentinal
“Russo’s rueful understanding of the twisted skein of human relationships is as sharp as ever, and the dialogue throughout is barbed, pointed and wryly humorous.” Publishers Weekly
“All of the stories are told with great authority and near flawless technique.” Booklist
“Russo, like Flannery O’Connor, has a gift for conveying the absurdity and severity of everyday life with brutal honesty, humor, and compassion Amazon.com, editorial review

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Author Bio: Richard Russo

Author Bio: Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, two short-story collections, and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls which, like Nobody’s Fool, was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. In 2016 he was given the Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association; and in 2017 he received France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English