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Risk Pool, the (1988) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult.

His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving.
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Original title: The Risk Pool
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionRural & Small Town Life

Edition #1: Risk Pool, the

Risk Pool, the (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Richard Russo has it just perfect in The Risk Pool. A gem of a novel." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • "Russo writes with such sympathy and attention to the rhythms of small-town life that he invests inarticulate lives with genuine passion and creates characters with the emotional weight of people we've known in real life." The New York Times
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Manifested in:

Risk Pool, the (April 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679753834
Dimensions: 5.19 x 7.99 x .96
Pages: 496

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