Trajectory

Richard Russo
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This new collection of stories demonstrates that Richard Russo - winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls - is also a master of the short form.

The characters in these four expansive stories are a departure from the blue-collar denizens that populate so many of Richard Russo's novels; and all are bound together by parallel moments of reckoning with their pasts. In 'Horseman,' a young professor confronts an undergraduate plagiarist - as well as her own regrets. In 'Intervention,' a realtor facing a serious medical prognosis finds himself in his late father's shadow. 'Voice' gives us a semiretired academic who is conned by his estranged brother into joining a group tour of the Venice Biennale. And 'Milton and Marcus' takes us into a lapsed novelist's attempt to rekindle his screenwriting career - a career that depends wholly, at a crucial moment, on two Hollywood icons (one living, one dead).

Shot through with Russo's inimitable humour, wisdom and surprise, Trajectory is the work of a masterful writer continuing to discover new heights.

Author bio:

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, two collections of stories, and On Helwig Street, a memoir. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody's Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. He lives in Maine.

Category: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781760297220
Publisher: Atlantic
Imprint: A&U UK
Pub Date: November 2018
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Literary fiction