Richard Russo Straight Man

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Straight Man

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At age fifty, Professor William Henry Devereaux, Jr, has more than a mid-life crisis to deal with. As a child, his parents found him merely exasperating. Half in love with three women, unable to understand his daughter or come to terms with his father, Hank has a dangerous philosophy.

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"After a while you begin to wish you lived in Richard Russo's world" (Sunday Times)

"A funny and clever novel" (Times Literary Supplement)

"The author has never been funnier. It is a testament to Russo's skill and originality that Straight Man often seems as fresh as if it were the first of its sort" (Literary Review)

"Sentence by sentence Richard Russo shows that his is an eminently accomplished comic talent" (The Times)

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A 'funny and tender' (Daily Telegraph) novel from the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Empire Falls

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