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Whore's Child, the (2002) [Collection]
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Richard Russo focuses, in his first book of short fiction, on a fresh and fascinating range of human behavior. With a fluency of tone that will surprise even his devoted readers, he captures both bewildering horror and heartrending tenderness with an absorbing, compassionate authority.

We warm to these newcomers--as to all Russo's characters--almost despite ourselves. A jaded Hollywood moviemaker uncovers a decades-old flame he never knew he'd harbored. A precocious fifth grader puzzles over life, love and baseball as he watches his parents' marriage dissolve. Another child is forced into a harrowing cross-country escape whose actual puprose he learns only after the fact. An elderly couple rediscovers the power, and the misery, of their relationship during a long-awaited retreat to a resort island. And in the title story, a septuagenarian nun invades the narrator's college writing workship with an incredible saga.


  • The Whore’s Child
  • Monhegan Light
  • The Farther You Go
  • Joy Ride
  • Buoyancy
  • Poison
  • The Mysteries of Linwood Hart

Original title: The Whore's Child
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Edition #1: Whore's Child, the

Whore's Child, the (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Russo has joined those writers who can be said to have coined their own universe...through his humor and generosity of spirit." Chicago Sun-Times
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Whore's Child, the (July 9, 2002)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0375411682
Dimensions: 8.68 x 5.9 x .95
Pages: 225

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