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Author Russo, Richard, 1949-
Title Elsewhere / Richard Russo.
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012.
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 Floor4  PS3568.U812 Z46 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 246 p. ; 22 cm.
Note "This is a Borzoi book."
Contents Independence -- A good talking-to -- A diagnosis -- Unsettled -- Real time -- Here and there -- High and dry.
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.
Subject Russo, Richard, 1949- -- Family.
Russo, Richard, 1949- -- Childhood and youth.
Novelists, American -- Biography.
Gloversville (N.Y.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780307959539
OCLC number 778424556