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The whore's child and other stories

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New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.
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225 pages ; 22 cm.


This irresistible collection of short stories from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls reveals the imperfect bargains of marriage, the discoveries and disillusionments of childhood, and the unwinnable battles men and women insist on fighting with the past.
“An author whose laid-back understatements can be as sharp as other writers’ boldest declarations….the architect of stories you can’t put down.” —
The New York Times
Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels. 
A cynical Hollywood moviemaker confronts his dead wife’s lover and abruptly realizes the depth of his own passion. As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious fifth-grader distracts himself with meditations on baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. And in the title story, an elderly nun enters a college creative writing class and plays havoc with its tidy notions of fact and fiction. The Whore’s Child is further proof that Russo is one of the finest writers we have, unsparingly truthful yet hugely compassionate and capable of creating characters real that they seem to step off the page.
Look for Richard Russo's new book, Somebody's Fool, coming soon.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Russo, R. (2002). The whore's child and other stories. New York, Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

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Russo, Richard, 1949-. 2002. The Whore's Child and Other Stories. New York, Knopf : Distributed by Random House.

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Russo, Richard, 1949-, The Whore's Child and Other Stories. New York, Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.

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Russo, Richard. The Whore's Child and Other Stories. New York, Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2002.

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