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Empire Falls
By Richard Russo

Empire Falls

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Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Book Awards

  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize Novel Category 2002.
  • Winner of Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2002.

Book Description

Empire Falls, Maine: once a thriving hub of industry, this small town nestles in a bend of the vast and winding Knox River, and has always been the empire of the wealthy Whiting family. Now the last Mrs Whiting presides like a black widow spider over its declining fortunes. She harbours a grudge against her employee Miles Groby, who runs the Whiting-owned Empire Grill, but hopes one day to own it himself. Miles, gentle and hopeless, has other problems: his wife has run off with his worst customer, he frets about his adored teenage daughter, and his drunken father sponges off everyone. As the novel builds to a shocking climax, Russo constantly surprises with characters who will disarm you, a plot with as many twists and falls as the Knox River itself, and an ending that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099422273
ISBN-10: 0099422271
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 9-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Russo

Richard Russo won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his fifth novel, Empire Falls. He is also the author of Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody's Fool, Straight Man, Bridge of Sighs and That Old Cape Magic, as well as a collection of stories, The Whore's Child; and a memoir, On Helwig Street. His original screenplay is the basis for Rowan Atkinson's film Keeping Mum. He lives with his wife in Maine.

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