Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - On Helwig Street by Richard Russo

In its heyday Gloversville, New York was a prosperous beacon of the leather-goods industry, famously producing nine out of ten pairs of American gloves. But by the time Richard Russo was growing up there in the 1950s, the only son of a largely absent father and a mother, Jean, who suffered from nerves , Gloversville had fallen victim to changing fashions and gone bust. A better life elsewhere was the dream Jean instilled in her son and strived to secure for them both. Vividly recalling the road trips and adventures that took them far from Gloversville but always led them back home, Russo describes how childhood segued into adulthood and parenthood in the company of his restless mother. At the same time he recounts with touching honesty how the literary success that enriched his own life was at odds with the disappointment that punctuated hers. At once intimate, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny, this is a son s poignant tribute to his complicated mother and a brilliant evocation of mid-century America.

Buy On Helwig Street by Richard Russo from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780701187767
ISBN-10: 070118776X
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 181mm x 25mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Chatto & Windus
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2012
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - On Helwig Street by Richard Russo

Book Reviews - On Helwig Street by Richard Russo

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about On Helwig Street book by Richard Russo and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of seven previous novels; two collections of stories; and On Helwig Street, a memoir. 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. He lives in Maine.

Books By Richard Russo

Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Paperback, August 2017
$20.69
Trajectory by Richard Russo
Paperback, May 2017
$48.67
My Bookstore by Richard Russo
Paperback, April 2017
$22.49
Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo
Paperback, January 2017
$17.99