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Title:
Elsewhere : [a memoir]
Author:
Russo, Richard, 1949-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
246 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
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.
General Note:
Subtitle from dust jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
Independence -- A good talking-to -- A diagnosis -- Unsettled -- Real time -- Here and there -- High and dry.
ISBN:
9780307959539

9780307949769
Format :
Book