Empire falls (Book, 2015) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Empire falls

Empire falls

Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, Saint Joseph, MO : Rolling Hills Consolidated Library, 2002. 2015.
Series: Book discussion group kit.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage Contemporaries edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it's Janine, Miles' soon-to-be ex-wife, who's taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it's the imperious Francine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Russo
ISBN: 9780375726408 0375726403 9780307275134 0307275132 9780679432470 0679432477
OCLC Number: 1016078216
Notes: Previously published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
Kit includes 14 books and 1 laminated discussion guide in plastic container.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2002.
Description: 483 pages ; 21 cm. Kit: 14 books + laminated discussion guide : 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ; in container.
Series Title: Book discussion group kit.
Responsibility: Richard Russo.

Abstract:

Miles Roby has been slinging burgers at the Empire Grill for 20 years, a job that cost him his college education and much of his self-respect. What keeps him there? It could be his bright, sensitive daughter Tick, who needs all his help surviving the local high school. Or maybe it's Janine, Miles' soon-to-be ex-wife, who's taken up with a noxiously vain health-club proprietor. Or perhaps it's the imperious Francine Whiting, who owns everything in town-and seems to believe that "everything" includes Miles himself. In Empire Falls Richard Russo delves deep into the blue-collar heart of America ...
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