straight man a novel vintage contemporaries

Download Book Straight Man A Novel Vintage Contemporaries in PDF format. You can Read Online Straight Man A Novel Vintage Contemporaries here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Straight Man

Author : Richard Russo
ISBN : 9780307809940
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 81. 87 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 230
Read : 734

Get This Book


Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr., is the reluctant chairman of the English department of a badly underfunded college in the Pennsylvania rust belt. Devereaux's reluctance is partly rooted in his character--he is a born anarchist--and partly in the fact that his department is more savagely divided than the Balkans. In the course of a single week, Devereaux will have his nose mangled by an angry colleague, imagine his wife is having an affair with his dean, wonder if a curvaceous adjunct is trying to seduce him with peach pits, and threaten to execute a goose on local television. All this while coming to terms with his philandering father, the dereliction of his youthful promise, and the ominous failure of certain vital body functions. In short, Straight Man is classic Russo—side-splitting, poignant, compassionate, and unforgettable.

Empire Falls

Author : Richard Russo
ISBN : 9780307275134
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 56. 84 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 621
Read : 1333

Get This Book


In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious novel, Richard Russotells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a smalltown with a glorious past but a dubious future.

Nobody S Fool

Author : Richard Russo
ISBN : 9780307809926
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 75. 14 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 615
Read : 220

Get This Book


This slyly funny, moving novel about a blue-collar town in upstate New York—and in the life of Sully, of one of its unluckiest citizens, who has been doing the wrong thing triumphantly for fifty years—is a classic American story. Divorced from his own wife and carrying on halfheartedly with another man's, saddled with a bum knee and friends who make enemies redundant, Sully now has one new problem to cope with: a long-estranged son who is in imminent danger of following in his father's footsteps. With its uproarious humor and a heart that embraces humanity's follies as well as its triumphs, Nobody's Fool, from Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, is storytelling at its most generous. Nobody’s Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Jessica Tandy, and Melody Griffith.

Bridge Of Sighs

Author : Richard Russo
ISBN : 9781400030903
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 49. 92 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 585
Read : 293

Get This Book


After sixty years of living in the upstate New York town of Thomaston, Louis Charles and his wife of forty years, Sarah, prepare for a trip to Italy to visit Louis' childhood friend, an artist who had fled his hometown many years earlier.

Everybody S Fool

Author : Richard Russo
ISBN : 9781952535185
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 26. 17 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 516
Read : 586

Get This Book


Richard Russo's new novel takes place in the decaying American town of North Bath over the course of a very busy weekend, ten years after the events of Nobody's Fool. Donald 'Sully' Sullivan is trying to ignore his cardiologist's estimate that he has only a year or two left. Ruth, his long-time lover, is still married to Zach and running Hattie's lunch counter, though she's increasingly distracted by her former son-in-law, fresh out of prison and intent on making trouble. Police chief Doug Raymer is obsessing over the identity of the man his wife might have been about to run off with before she died in a freak accident, while local wiseguy Carl Roebuck might finally be running out of luck. Add a funeral, an escaped cobra, a collapsed building and a lot of beer to the equation and you have a novel which is a pure pleasure to read - genuinely funny, enormously heartfelt and imbued with the warmth and wisdom that are Richard Russo's stock in trade.

Typical American

Author : Gish Jen
ISBN : 9780547524092
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 69. 24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 509
Read : 592

Get This Book


“Typical American is indeed an American story, and Gish Jen’s immensely intelligent, thunderously funny, truly heartbreaking novel is perhaps the best story of contemporary immigrant experience ever to grace our literature.” --Jayne Anne Phillips "A marvelously insightful roller coaster ride to the dark heart of the American dream. Compounded by heartbreaking humor and exhilarating tragedy, it rings true as the stories my own relatives would recite in hushed tones around the adult banquet table." --David Henry Hwang

Kentucky Straight

Author : Chris Offutt
ISBN : 9780307791818
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 54. 3 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 984
Read : 574

Get This Book


Kentucky straight is bourbon with no mixer. Kentucky Straight is Kentucky seen without nostalgic gloss. These riveting, often heartbreaking stories, take us through country that is unmapped. They are set in a nameless Appalachian community too small to be called a town, a place where wanting an education is a mark of ungodly arrogance and dowsing for water a legitimate occupation; where hunting is not a sport but a means of survival. These are stories of coal miners and backwoods medicine men, of gamblers and marijuana farmers, tales of real tragedy and unutterable strangeness that convey their sense of place so vividly that we feel its ground rise beneath our feet. Offutt has received a James Michener Grant and a Kentucky Arts Council Award.

Samedi The Deafness

Author : Jesse Ball
ISBN : 9780307455932
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 38. 8 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 624
Read : 767

Get This Book


One morning in the park James Sim discovers a man, crumpled on the ground, stabbed in the chest. In the man's last breath, he whispers his confession: Samedi. What follows is a spellbinding game of cat and mouse as James is abducted, brought to an asylum, and seduced by a woman in yellow. Who is lying? What is Samedi? And what will happen on the seventh day? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Mohawk

Author : Richard Russo
ISBN : 9781952535550
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 77. 95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 510
Read : 322

Get This Book


Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money, and, inevitably, another set of false teeth. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mother over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his school work - because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be too smart. In Mohawk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo explores these lives with profound compassion and flint-hard wit. Out of derailed ambitions and old loves, secret hatreds and communal myths, he has created a richly plotted, densely populated, and wonderfully written novel that captures every nuance of America's backyard.

Machine Man

Author : Max Barry
ISBN : 9780307743220
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 70. 69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 253
Read : 895

Get This Book


Scientist Charles Neumann loses a leg in an industrial accident. It's not a tragedy. It's an opportunity. Charlie always thought his body could be better. He begins to explore a few ideas. To build parts. Better parts. Prosthetist Lola Shanks loves a good artificial limb. In Charlie, she sees a man on his way to becoming artificial everything. But others see a madman. Or a product. Or a weapon. A story for the age of pervasive technology, Machine Man is a gruesomely funny unraveling of one man's quest for ultimate self-improvement.

Top Download:

Best Books