Elsewhere [electronic resource] / Richard Russo.

Authors: Russo, Richard, 1949-
Call number: eBook
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
Publication date: 2012.
Subject: Novelists, American -- Biography.
Russo, Richard, 1949- -- Family.
Russo, Richard, 1949- -- Childhood and youth.
Gloversville (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Online: Click here to access
Title: Elsewhere [electronic resource] / Richard Russo.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: 1 online resource (246 p.)
Contents note: Independence -- A good talking-to -- A diagnosis -- Unsettled -- Real time -- Here and there -- High and dry.
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book."
Description based on print version record.
Summary note: This work is the author's memoir of his life, his parents, and the upstate New York town they all struggled variously to escape. Anyone familiar with the author's fiction will recognize Gloversville, New York, once famous for producing that eponymous product and anything else made of leather. This is where the author grew up, the only son of an aspirant mother and a good-time, second-fiddle father who were born into this close-knit community. But by the time of his childhood in the 1950s, prosperity was inexorably being replaced by poverty and illness (often tannery-related), everyone barely scraping by under a very low horizon. A world elsewhere was the dream his mother instilled in Rick, and strived for herself, and their subsequent adventures and tribulations, recounted here, only to prove lifelong, as would Gloversville's fearsome grasp on them both.
Added author: OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Available in other form: Russo, Richard, 1949- Elsewhere. 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780307959546 (electronic bk.)
0307959546 (electronic bk.)
Url for this record:|library/marc/dynix|1419926
Bib No.: 1419926

Show Available
Item availability
Location Collection Call No. Status
Virtual Library Online Collection - eBook eBook Electronic Resource