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The Resource Empire falls, Richard Russo

Empire falls, Richard Russo

Label
Empire falls
Title
Empire falls
Statement of responsibility
Richard Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Empire Falls, Maine: once a thriving hub of industry, this small town nestles in a bend of the vast and winding Knox River, and has always been the empire of the wealthy Whiting family. Now the last Mrs Whiting presides like a black widow spider over its declining fortunes. She harbours a grudge against her employee Miles Groby, who runs the Whitingowned Empire Grill, but hopes one day to own it himself. Miles, gentle and hopeless, has other problems: his wife has run off with his worst customer, he frets about his adored teenage daughter, and his drunken father sponges off everyone. As the novel builds to a shocking climax, Russo constantly surprises with characters who will disarm you, a plot with as many twists and falls as the Knox River itself, and an ending that will make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck
Summary
Milo Roby tries to hold his family together while working at the Empire Grill in the once-successful logging town of Empire Falls, Maine, with his partner, Mrs. Whiting, who is the heir to a faded logging and textile legacy
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2002.
Awards note
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Ficiton, 2002.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
006385
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russo, Richard
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literary prizes
  • Restaurants
  • Restaurateurs
  • Working class
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Maine
Target audience
adult
Label
Empire falls, Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000023672517
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
483 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780099422273
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)223694828
Label
Empire falls, Richard Russo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000023672517
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
483 p.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780099422273
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)223694828

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