Elsewhere: A memoir

Elsewhere: A memoir

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After eight commanding works of fiction, the Pulitzer Prize winner now turns to memoir in a hilarious, moving, and always surprising account of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape.

Anyone familiar with Richard Russo's acclaimed novels will recognize Gloversville once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

He has written an emotionally literate, crystalline, and moving memoir.

If Elsewhere sounds bleak, that's because it is. But it's also one of the most honest, moving American memoirs in years.

Redemption is always the prize in a Russo story. Nowhere do we see that more clearly than in “Elsewhere,” a brave little book in which a writer spins deprivation into advantage, suffering into wisdom, and a broken mother into a muse.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (October 30, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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