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Empire Falls Paperback – 7 April 2002

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  • Publisher : VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1st edition (7 April 2002)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 496 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0099422271
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0099422273
  • Dimensions : 19.56 x 12.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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I loved Richard Russo's Pulitzer-winning Empire Falls, a moving, brilliantly imagined and intensely satisfying novel about the slow death of a small town: Russo's characters are as loveable and as exasperating as family -- Nick Hornby

His natural grace as a storyteller is matched by his compassion for his characters -- John Irving

Like Anne Tyler, Russo is interested in how people rub along; in kindness and responsibility; in cutting slack without being asked. In the Empire Grill he has created a place so involving that not only can you see and smell it, but you start to feel a bit left out of the gin rummy. Russo makes an enormous job of story-telling look effortless. He is, in all the best senses of the word, a natural ― Sunday Times

Richard Russo can write like Edith Wharton leavened with a touch of David Lodge ― Economist

Russo's command of his story is unerring... He satisfies every expectation without lapsing into predictability, and the last section of the book explodes with surprises...One of the best novelists around ― New York Times

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this is a huge-hearted and wonderful novel by a master storyteller.

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