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Empire Falls (2001) [Novel]
by Richard Russo Rating: Weighted - 8.3 / Average - 8.4 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it's Janine, Mile's soon-to-be ex-wife, who's taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it's the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town - and seems to believe that "everything" includes Miles himself.

Original title: Empire Falls
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life

Edition #1: Empire Falls

Empire Falls (2001)
Awards: Pulitzer Prize: Fiction (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "The history of American literature may show that Richard Russo wrote the last great novel of the twentieth century. Empire Falls holds the fading culture of small-town life in a light both illuminating and searing. It captures the interplay of past and present, comedy and tragedy, nation and individual in the tradition of America's greatest books." The Christian Science Monitor
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Empire Falls (May 14, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375726403
Dimensions: 5.36 x 8.02 x 1.02
Pages: 496

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