The Resource Elsewhere : [a memoir], Richard Russo

Elsewhere : [a memoir], Richard Russo

Label
Elsewhere : [a memoir]
Title
Elsewhere
Title remainder
[a memoir]
Statement of responsibility
Richard Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls presents an upbeat personal account of his youth, his parents and the 1950s upstate New York town they struggled to escape, recounting the encroaching poverty and illness that challenged everyday life and the dreams his mother instilled that inspired his career
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10151395
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Russo, Richard
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.U812
LC item number
Z46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russo, Richard
  • Russo, Richard
  • Novelists, American
  • Gloversville (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Elsewhere : [a memoir], Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Contents
Independence -- A good talking-to -- A diagnosis -- Unsettled -- Real time -- Here and there -- High and dry
Control code
ocn778424556
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780307959539
Lccn
2012016354
System control number
(OCoLC)778424556
Label
Elsewhere : [a memoir], Richard Russo
Publication
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Contents
Independence -- A good talking-to -- A diagnosis -- Unsettled -- Real time -- Here and there -- High and dry
Control code
ocn778424556
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 p.
Isbn
9780307959539
Lccn
2012016354
System control number
(OCoLC)778424556

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