As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious if distracted fifth-grader starts to daydream about baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo is one of America’s finest writers, and here, truthfully and with compassion, he unwinds the slow disillusionment of childhood.
A selection from Russo’s tenderhearted collection of short stories, The Whore’s Child.
RICHARD RUSSO is the author of eight novels, most recently Everybody’s Fool and That Old Cape Magic; two collections of stories, with Trajectory published in 2017; and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in… More about Richard Russo
“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
“These beautifully crafted stories, made more appealing by their rueful humor, are the work of a writer at the top of his game.” —The New York Post “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