Nobody's Fool

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9780099574910: Nobody's Fool

It is Thanksgiving in North Bank and Sully, old Miss Beryl's feckless lodger, does not have much to be thankful for. His arthritic knee is acting up and so is his truck; his ex-wife is at the end of her tether; his mistress is giving him the cold shoulder; and the grinning ghost of his father won't leave him alone.

The future looks bleak when Sully's son Peter, a morose college professor, returns, offering Sully a chance to address a lifetime of neglected responsibilities and threatening his carefree existence.

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"A rude, comic, harsh, galloping story of four generations of small-town losers, the best literary portrait of the backwater burg since Main Street" (Annie Proulx)

"Perhaps if it was pointed out that here was a US writer who stood somewhere between Anne Tyler at her darkest and Russell Banks, with an occasional hint of Richard Ford at his least bleak, perhaps Russo would become as widely read as he deserves to be" ( Irish Times)

" Nobody's Fool is big, funny and richly human, a garrulous book that buttonholes you in the first few pages and does not let you go... In Sully, Russo has created a character you cannot resist" ( Financial Times)

"Russo lifts a generous slice of middle America in all its flavours... Nobody's Fool is a great-hearted, unforgettable comedy in the best tradition of John Irving and Anne Tyler" ( Vogue)

"This is a novel of charm and wit, akin to the works of Alice Hoffman, Anne Tyler and Garrison Keillor" ( Time Out)

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Russo's warm-hearted tale of a down-at-heel loser who gets a chance to change his luck.

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Book Description 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 35mm. Paperback. It is Thanksgiving in North Bank and Sully, old Miss Beryl's feckless lodger, does not have much to be thankful for. His arthritic knee is acting up and so is his truck; his .Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 560 pages. 0.396. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099574910

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