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Launch Party for Richard Russo, TRAJECTORY

Submitted by JoshC on Sun, 04/09/2017 - 1:30pm

Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 PM

Launch Party for Richard Russo’s new collection of short stories, TRAJECTORY

Wine and cheese reception and reading

Following the best-selling EVERYBODY'S FOOL, a new collection of short fiction that demonstrates that Richard Russo – winner of the Pulitzer Prize for EMPIRE FALLS – is also a master of this genre. Russo’s characters in these four expansive stories bear little similarity to the blue-collar citizens we’re familiar with from many of his novels. In “Horseman,” a professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday looms closer and closer. In “Intervention,” a realtor facing an ominous medical prognosis finds himself in his father’s shadow while he presses forward–or not. In “Voice,” a semiretired academic is conned by his increasingly estranged brother into coming along on a group tour of the Venice Biennale, fleeing a mortifying incident with a traumatized student back in Massachusetts but encountering further complications in the maze of Venice. And in “Milton and Marcus,” a lapsed novelist struggles with his wife’s illness and tries to rekindle his screenwriting career, only to be stymied by the pratfalls of that trade when he’s called to an aging, iconic star’s mountaintop retreat in Wyoming.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Trajectory: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101947722
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 2nd, 2017

Everybody's Fool (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307454829
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage - January 24th, 2017