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The Whore's Child
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  • Published: 1 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099437529
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

The Whore's Child


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'He is brilliant-one of the more beguiling chroniclers of his times' The Times

In this entrancing first collection of stories, a master storyteller focuses on a fresh and fascinating range of human behaviour, revealing himself as an even more versatile and accomplished writer than his acclaimed novels have shown. As with all Russo's characters, we warm to these newcomers almost in spite of themselves. In the title story, a septuagenarian nun resolutely invades the narrator's college writing workshop with an incredible saga; a seasoned Hollywood moviemaker uncovers a 25- year- old flame he never knew he'd harboured; a precious fifth- grader puzzles over life, love and baseball as he watches his parents' marriage dissolve; another child is forced into a harrowing cross-country escape; and an elderly couple rediscover the power- and misery- of their relationship during a long- awaited retreat to a hurricane-swept resort island.

  • Pub date: 1 January 2004
  • ISBN: 9780099437529
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $32.99

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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