Russo, Richard Empire Falls
New York, New York Alfred A. Knopf, Inc 2001 0679432477 / 9780679432470 First Edition/First Printing Soft Cover Fine Advance Reading Copy Signed by Author
This Advance Reader's Edition of "Empire Falls" has been SIGNED by Richard Russo on the title page! Winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. From his first novel, "Mohawk", to his most recent, "Elsewhere," Russo has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country. Dexter County, Maine and specifically the towm of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact, only a succession from bad to worse. In the end, "Empire Falls" reveals our worst and best instincts, both our most appalling nightmares and our simpliest hopes, with all the vision, grace and humanity of truly epic storytelling.