Richard RUSSO ... Bridge of Sighs (2007)
IT HAS BEEN some six years since Richard Russo published his portrait of small-town life, Empire Falls (2001), winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Of course, there was his first collection of stories, The Whore’s Child and Other Stories (2002), which I thoroughly enjoyed reading when it first came out. His new novel, Bridge of Sighs (Alfred A. Knopf, 2007), will be hitting the bookstore shelves on September 25, 2007, proving once again that Russo is surely one of the best novelists around. He sets his stories in depressing, miserable small towns and the people who people that landscape: the decaying upper class, angsty youths, out-of-work mill and textile workers, small-time crooks, etc. Nobody captures the rhythms and cadences of small-town and working-class America like Russo.
RUSSO Richard [1949-] Novelist, short-story writer. Born in Johnstown, New York, U.S. Novels Bridge of Sighs (2007); Empire Falls (2001: winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction); Straight Man (1997); Nobody’s Fool (1993); The Risk Pool (1988); Mohawk (1986) Stories The Whore’s Child and Other Stories (2002)
Empire Falls (2001)
The Risk Pool (1988)