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    Richard Russo

    • Gabelire
    • 14 Janvier 2015

    Peu de temps après la disparition de sa mère, Richard Russo lui consacre un récit d'une infinie tendresse. Avec humour, le lauréat du Prix Pulitzer décrypte les liens indéfectibles entre une mère et son fils et nous restitue avec justesse le portrait de cette mère abusive et autoritaire. En décrivant la société américaine des années 30 à nos jours, il évoque son enfance passée dans la banlieue de New York, mais aussi sa vie adulte avec la naissance de ses enfants et toujours sa mère qui le suit comme une ombre encombrante. Un vibrant hommage qui prend aux tripes !

  • CHANCES ARE - A NOVEL

    Richard Russo

    • Knopf
    • 30 Juillet 2019

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls comes a new revelation: a riveting story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship. One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today--Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved--Jacy Rockafellow. Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are . . . also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community. ;;;; For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are . . . is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement.

  • The characters in these four expansive stories are a departure from the blue-collar denizens that populate so many of Richard Russos 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 fathers 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 novelists 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 Russos inimitable humor, wisdom, and surprise, Trajectory is the work of a masterful writer continuing to discover new heights.

  • A New York Times 2016 Notable Book An immediate national best seller and instant classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls . Richard Russo returns to North Bath--a town where dishonesty abounds, everyone misapprehends everyone else and half the citizens are half-crazy ( The New York Times )--and the characters who made Nobodys Fool a beloved choice of book clubs everywhere. Everybodys Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you cant help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human. Everybodys Fool picks up roughly a decade since we were last with Miss Beryl and Sully on New Year's Eve 1984. The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologists estimate that he has only a year or two left, and its hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life: Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years . . . the ultra-hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully arent still best friends . . . Sullys son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure (and now a regretful one). We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police whos obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife mightve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident . . . Baths mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even more pressing . . . and then theres Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin. And finally, theres Charice Bond--a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymers office--as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be the train barreling into the station. A crowning achievement--like hopping on the last empty barstool surrounded by old friends ( Entertainment Weekly )--from one of the greatest storytellers of our time.

  • Ayant décidé de tout quitter par amour, parcourant des milliers de kilomètres dans l'espoir de fonder leur propre famille, un homme et une femme emmenaient un pauvre petit immigré bossu dont la laideur suscitait l'hilarité générale. Sans connaître les raisons d'une telle destinée, il luttait pour vivre comme tout le monde. N'ayant nulle part où se réfugier, il cédait toujours face à ses adversaires et se soumettait sans cesse pour ne plus subir le regard des autres. Cette attitude lui paraissait être la plus sage. Grâce à ses chimères qui lui donnaient la foi, rêvant d'amour et de liberté, il voulait croire en ses capacités, alors que personne n'acceptait de lui faire confiance.

  • Seul au milieu d'une campagne glaciale, poursuivi par des meurtriers, un inconnu tente de survivre à tout prix. Dénué de tout, excepté la mince couche de vêtements qu'il porte sur lui, il résiste à toutes les agressions extérieures, apprenant ainsi ce qu'est la rudesse de la vie. Se demandant si son heure est venue, il décide pourtant, grâce à son amour de la vie, de ne pas se résigner et de lutter. Sentant l'air entrer par ses narines et ressortir par sa bouche, son coeur battant à tout rompre, ses veines bleues gonflent au travers de sa peau translucide. Ne voyant pour tout horizon que le ciel et la terre, il se demande combien de temps encore il pourra contempler ces deux éléments.

    Sur fond de paysages tour à tour rudes ou enchanteurs, se nouent et se dénouent des situations déroutantes.

  • L'Argonos est un immense vaisseau qui abrite des milliers d'êtres humains depuis des générations. Tous ont oublié depuis longtemps le but de leur voyage. Bartolomeo Aguilera, handicapé, enferré dans un exosquelette, mais doté d'une intelligence hors du commun, est le conseiller du capitaine. Il sera ses yeux au sein de l'équipe d'exploration d'Antioche, une planète qui émet une transmission probablement humaine. Une colonie? Sans doute. Mais ils sont tous morts, massacrés avec barbarie. Que s'est-il passé sur Antioche ? Pourquoi une telle atrocité ? Et surtout, commise par qui?

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