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by Richard Russo

  • ISBN: 0099574918
  • Author: Richard Russo
  • ePub ver: 1266 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 560
  • Publisher: Vintage/Ebury (a Division of Random (March 16, 1995)
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  • Category: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
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Richard Russo lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their two daughters. He has written five novels: Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody’s Fool, Straight Man, and Empire Falls, and a collection of stories, The Whore’s Child.

Richard Russo lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their two daughters. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

Everybody's Fool is a 2016 novel by Richard Russo. It is a sequel to Russo's 1993 novel Nobody's Fool. The narrative follows the lives of a number of characters in fictional North Bath, NY over the course of a Memorial Day weekend. Police chief Douglas Raymer, the "fool" of the title, tries to discover the identity of his late wife's lover. His only clue is a garage door opener, which he uses on various houses to see whose door will open.

Russo is a master craftsman. Nobody's Fool is a big, rambunctious novel with endless riffs and unstoppable human hopefulness. Simple as family love, yet nearly as complicated, Richard Russo's confident, assured novel sweeps the reader up in the daily life of its characters. - San Francisco Chronicle.

Nobody's Fool is a funny, roguish novel that captures the imagination and provides a rich journey into a special world .

Nobody's Fool is a funny, roguish novel that captures the imagination and provides a rich journey into a special world peopled by characters so real, so vital, we feel we've known them all our lives. As he did with his critically acclaimed Mohawk and The Risk Pool, Richard Russo brilliantly invents an unforgettable and luminously magical time and place. And, in doing so, Russo secures his place among America's great writers and most captivating storytellers. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Richard Russo This book is so much fun. I really enjoy Russo's indiosyncratically humorous . Richard Russo is the author of eight novels; two collections of stories; and Elsewhere, a memoir.

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 9 нояб. This book is so much fun. I really enjoy Russo's indiosyncratically humorous perspective. He goes into the heads of the characters, showing off their quirky feelings. The book is consistently funny. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in a ng HBO miniseries. Библиографические данные. Nobody's Fool Vintage Contemporaries.

Richard Russo's slyly funny and moving novel follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat town in upstate New York-and in the life of one of its unluckiest citizens, Sully, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years.

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imagine drinking the very beer he'd not wanted to be cheated out of just a few seconds before. Catching the can of beer cleanly. With one hand, he turned and heaved it at Sully's house, where it found a second story window, which exploded upon impact. Inside, Rasputin barked, then was still

We caught up with Richard Russo about returning to the characters of "Nobody's Fool," what it's like to have your books made into films, and more.

We caught up with Richard Russo about returning to the characters of "Nobody's Fool," what it's like to have your books made into films, and more. We caught up with Richard Russo about returning to the characters of "Nobody's Fool," what it's like to have your books made into films, and more. Please enjoy! Related Videos. I'm here at Book Expo America answering your questions. 12K views · May 13, 2016. Related PagesSee All.

It is Thanksgiving in North Bank and Sully, old Miss Beryl's feckless lodger, does not have much to be thankful for. His arthritic knee is acting up and so is his truck; his ex-wife is at the end of her tether; his mistress is giving him the cold shoulder; and the grinning ghost of his father won't leave him alone. The future looks bleak when Sully's son Peter, a morose college professor, returns, offering Sully a chance to address a lifetime of neglected responsibilities and threatening his carefree existence.
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Richard Russo is a great writer and this is a great book. It's my first exposure to Russo, and I'm definitely going to be reading more of his work. One reviewer made a great statement about this book. Most books have a beginning, a middle, and an ending, all built around a plot. This book has an abundance of "middle", essentially no beginning, and not much of an ending. Those are not critical statements. It is more of a narrative, centering on the character of Donald Sullivan, or "Sully" as he's called by both his friends and enemies. Sully is - literally - limping through life. He is 60 years old, has a bum knee that causes him great pain, which he often alleviates with pain pills and alcohol, yet still manages to get enough odd jobs around the town of Bath, New York to keep himself in a rented room, meals at the local diner, weekly off-track horse racing bets, and evenings at the local bar. Sully is interesting. He's funny, but often to the point of getting on everybody's nerves. He likes to make jokes at others expense, but most often in such a good humor that the town's populace puts up with him. In a larger context, his story is a Greek tragedy. Berated by a now dead father he hated as a child, estranged from a mother who allowed his father to beat her and mistreat their children, divorced from his wife, and having an off-and-on affair with a local married woman...well, it doesn't get much bleaker than that. But somehow, in spite of all that, Sully keeps a positive attitude, is acquainted with just about everybody and, as the book's title indicates, is viewed as "nobody's fool." Russo fleshes out his characters well. You get to know them. It's a long book, but as you read it you don't mind. It gives the author a chance for you to really get acquainted with the citizens of Bath, NY and to know them as if they were neighbors, especially if you've experienced small town life. It's a book you will truly enjoy. Towards the end there is some sense of a denouement, in which some character elements that have been mildly percolating throughout the book come to fruition in ways both good and bad. No big revelations, but just bringing some sense of closure to the story. Russo certainly has a gift for both character description and dialogue, and his phrasing resonates well. I highly recommend this book. You will enjoy it, and you will experience the trials, travails, and characters of small town life in a most interesting way.
I love Richard Russo and I have read everything he has ever written - except this. Why I put this off I don't know. When my book club picked this I was only too happy to finally give it a go.

I am happy to say that it may be my favorite one of all, comparable to Empire Falls.

Brief summary and review, no spoilers:

This story takes place in upstate New York in the small village of North Bath. The place has become one of those small towns where commerce has passed it by and the town is hoping to get an amusement park built nearby in order to bring people back.

Donald "Sully" Sullivan is the main character in this novel and he is 60 years old and is the upstairs tenant of his 8th grade teacher, Mrs. Beryl. Her son, often referred to as "the Bank", is jealous of Sullly and is one of those trying to get the amusement park built.

Sully is about as down and out on luck as is the town, but he gets by his wits and by hard work. He works doing construction work for a philandering boss named Carl who is married to the town beauty. Sully's best friend (or at least the man who hangs around him the most) is the simple-minded yet sweet character nicknamed Rub.

Things start to change when Sully becomes involved with his son Peter and his grandson Will who have returned to North Bath and when Sully starts to have more and more problems with his ailing knee. What happens to Sully and his friends and family? What characters will end up staying with each other? Will the amusement park happen?

And as with any Russo novel, we have an assorted group of eccentric and wonderful characters who provide us with banter and humor mixed in with some truly poignant and memorable moments. We also learn about each characters past, and in particular about Sully's abuseive father, and how that affected Sully and made him the person he is today.

I flat out loved this book. It was made into a move in the early 1990's with Paul Newman as Sully and it was wonderful picturing him in the role as I read the book.

Highly recommended. The sequel Everybody's Fool was just released recently and I plan on reading that soon.
To me, five stars means perfect, or so near to perfection that any shortfall is negligible. This novel is beautifully written, with well-developed characters who are consistent except where inconsistency is a fixed feature of personality, as in the case of the "Sully" character. The style is a pleasing alternation of folksy expression and elevated prose, turned out in such a way that it reads like speech; the reader "hears" the storyteller speaking - the very essence of fine narrative prose, in my opinion. There are few wasted words, another characteristic of great fiction.
I'm on my second reading of this, and it's unlikely to be my last. A dark comedy, it's a perfect balance of small tragedies and comic relief, with unforgettable characters, including Beryl Peoples, surely one of the most likeable characters in literature.
If the novel has any fault, it would be the rendering of Janey, which strikes me as exaggerated and a bit short of completely believable.
A friend tells me that the sequel "Everybody's Fool" is not as good, which would be consistent with sequels in general, but I aim to find out. Of Russo's works, I have read only this one and "Empire Falls", and find "Nobody's Fool" to be the better of the two.

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