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The Whore's Child by Richard Russo
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Jul 08, 2003 | ISBN 9780375726019

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“An author whose laid-back understatements can be as sharp as other writers’ boldest declarations….the architect of stories you can’t put down.” —The New York Times

“[Russo] has joined those writers who can be said to have coined their own universe…. [He] achieves an emotional balance through his humor and generosity of spirit.” —Chicago Sun-Times

“The most expansive of contemporary writers.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Straightforward and engaging from the first page… Mr. Russo makes writing short stories seem effortless.” —The Wall Street Journal

“These beautifully crafted stories, made more appealing by their rueful humor, are the work of a writer at the top of his game.” —New York Post

“Russo is a master of the small moment as nuclear explosion, the life-changing turn of the screw. His writing is unornate, but as authoritative (and cool) as marble…. The Whore’s Child is … powerful and moving.” —Atlanta Journal Constitution

“The vigorous comic voice that has always been Russo’s is a great leavening force here…. These stories are something to be grateful for.” —Newsday

The Whore’s Child pulsate[s] with real life.” —The New Leader

“[Russo] stands alone as the Stendhal of blue-collar America.” —Esquire

“Russo again proves himself the master of real-life angst with the comic twist. His characters are sometimes funny, often sad, but never pathetic.” —Orlando Sentinel

The Whore’s Child should solidify his reputation…. All seven stories are lovely examples of Russo’s wit and compassion.” —Newark Sunday Star-Ledger

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