|Empire Falls (2001) [Novel]|
by Richard Russo
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(IBList user synopsis):
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
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rural & Small Town Life