Richard Russo - WikipediaRichard Russo born July 15, is an American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and teacher. Russo was born in Johnstown, New York , and raised in nearby Gloversville. He earned a bachelor's degree , a Master of Fine Arts degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona , which he attended from through Russo was teaching in the English department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale when his first novel, Mohawk , was published, in Much of his work is semi-autobiographical, drawing on his life from his upbringing in upstate New York to his time teaching literature at Colby College subsequently retired. He has written seven other novels, a collection of short stories , and a memoir Elsewhere.
The Destiny Thief
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I've written a lot about destiny in my fiction,” admits Richard Russo, “not because I understand it, but because I'd like —The New York Times Book Review.
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Low number? Start preparing for Vietnam — or Canada. Lincoln Moser, owner of the house at least for the time being and organizer of the weekend, is a happily married but financially teetering Las Vegas real estate broker. He was a legacy student at the tony Connecticut liberal arts college his mother attended before decamping to Arizona and marrying his father. Teddy Novak would seem to be the most precariously situated of the old friends.
Alfred A. As a magazine editor, you have to care about both the big picture and the tiny details. It brought to mind a photograph that hung on the wall of a celebrated writer and editor I once worked for, in which he had been caught pontificating while his polite friend — the writer Janet Malcolm — feigned interest with a glazed, thousand-mile stare. But it turns out that Russo the nonfiction writer is a lot like Russo the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. He is affably disagreeable, wry, idiosyncratic, vulnerably bighearted, a craftsman of lubricated sentences. In the end, you almost always want Russo to go on. That said, the danger of rounding up writing assignments originally executed for different purposes is that you cannot help measuring them against one another.
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