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The Resource Empire Falls, Richard Russo

Empire Falls, Richard Russo

Label
Empire Falls
Title
Empire Falls
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Richard Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse. One by one, its logging and textile enterprises have gone belly-up, and the once vast holdings of the Whiting clan (presided over by the last scion?s widow) now mostly amount to decrepit real estate. The working classes, meanwhile, continue to eke out whatever meager promise isn?t already boarded up. Miles Roby gazes over this ruined kingdom from the Empire Grill, an opportunity of his youth that has become the albatross of his daily and future life. Called back from college and set to work by family obligations?his mother ailing, his father a loose cannon?Miles never left home again. Even so, his own obligations are manifold: a pending divorce; a troubled younger brother; and, not least, a peculiar partnership in the failing grill with none other than Mrs. Whiting. All of these, though, are offset by his daughter, Tick, whom he guides gently and proudly through the tribulations of adolescence. A decent man encircled by history and dreams, by echoing churches and abandoned mills, by the comforts and feuds provided by lifelong friends and neighbors, Miles is also a patient, knowing guide to the rich, hardscrabble nature of Empire Falls: fathers and sons and daughters, living and dead, rich and poor alike. Shot through with the mysteries of generations and the shattering visitations of the nation at large, it is a social novel of panoramic ambition, yet at the same time achingly personal. In the end, Empire Falls reveals our worst and best instincts, both our most appalling nightmares and our simplest hopes, with all the vision, grace and humanity of truly epic storytelling
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1949-
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Russo, Richard
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Working class
Label
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocm46863970
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
483 p.
Isbn
9780679432470
Lccn
01088568
System control number
(Sirsi) ACU-8080
Label
Empire Falls, Richard Russo
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
Control code
ocm46863970
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
483 p.
Isbn
9780679432470
Lccn
01088568
System control number
(Sirsi) ACU-8080

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