Mohawk (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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Mohawk (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money, and, inevitably, another set of false teeth. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mother over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his school work--because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be too smart.

 

In Mohawk, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Richard Russo, explores these lives with profound compassion and flint-hard wit. Out of derailed ambitions and old loves, secret hatreds and communal myths, he has created a richly plotted, densely populated, and wonderfully written novel that captures every nuance of America's backyard.

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels; two collections of stories; and Elsewhere, 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9780679753827
ISBN-10: 0679753826
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 12th, 1994
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries
"Moving dramatizes an older, innocent way of life...brisk, colorful, and often witty." -- The New York Times Book Review