|Richard Russo. THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS || 1=. JUNIOR HIGH has emptied out, its |
art room locked up by the time I arrive. Fortunately, I know the custodian, Tom
Shipley, whom I find in the broom closet screwing a cap back onto a pocket flask.
|Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk, to his most recent, Straight Man—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue ...|
|Presents a personal account of the author's youth, his parents, and the 1950s upstate New York town they struggled to escape, recounting the encroaching poverty and illness that challenged everyday life and the dreams his mother instilled ...|