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Mohawk
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  • Published: 15 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099285632
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99
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'Immensely readable and sympathetic' New York TimesAuthor of the Pulitzer Prize winning Empire Falls

Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money. His ex- wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mother over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his schoolwork- because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be too smart.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2001
  • ISBN: 9780099285632
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Richard Russo

Richard Russo won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his fifth novel Empire Falls (made into a TV series starring Paul Newman, Ed Harris, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Helen Hunt). He is also the author of Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody's Fool , Straight Man and Bridge of Sighs, as well as a collection of stories, The Whore's Child. His original screenplay is the basis for Rowan Atkinson's film Keeping Mum, with Maggie Smith and Kristin Scott Thomas. He has collaborated with Robert Brenton on the screenplays for Nobody's Fool (filmed with Paul Newman) and Twilight. He lives with his wife in Maine and in Boston.

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Praise for Mohawk

“'Russo's natural grace as a storyteller is matched by his compassion for his characters. Mohawk is lively reading; it is a painful story, yet it is told with great mischief - and the triumphs and the tragedies of the characters are enhanced as victories and defeats always are, by wit'”

John Irving

“'Russo writes with sensitivity and insight'”

Irish Times

“'Immensely readable and sympathetic-Mr Russo has an instinctive gift for capturing the rhythms of small-time life'”

New York Times


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