Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. ...Show synopsisMohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mother over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his schoolwork - because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be smart. Mohawk chronicles over a dozen lives in a decaying leather town in upstate New York. It is a picture of life which is true for the whole world, and once viewed, will never be forgotten.Hide synopsis
Description:VG Plus. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Appears to be a first printing...VG Plus. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Appears to be a first printing but this is the blue cover orange spine paperback rather than what is probably the earlier white-photo-colored-letters edition. At any rate this copy is simply signed and dated by the author in thin felt-pen: "Richard Russo 1994" on the title page.
Description:Octavo; vg/wraps; orange spine with blue band and black text;...Octavo; vg/wraps; orange spine with blue band and black text; signed by the author; minor shelf wear and bumping, light age toning to text block, text block clean; 418 pp; else very good. Rockville.
Description:Near Fine. ISBN: 0394744098. Author's first book published as a...Near Fine. ISBN: 0394744098. Author's first book published as a first edition paperback. Clean and bright with no crease on spine. Paperbound.
Description:Good. 0679753826 1986 Vintage paperback-1st printing of Russo's...Good. 0679753826 1986 Vintage paperback-1st printing of Russo's 1st book-water stain which effects 1st few pages-minor wear and staining to cover-minor dog ear-minor staining to page edge-otherwise binding strong contents clean-enjoy.
Edition: First edition, 1st printing, Vintage Contemporaries.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books.,
Description:Signed by author, "Newport NH, Oct. 5, 2013" after accepting the...Signed by author, "Newport NH, Oct. 5, 2013" after accepting the Sarah Josepha Hale Award, Richards Free Library Trustees. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Some back cover rubbing, uniform top darkening. Clean interior. Minor age-toning. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. 418 pages. First novel published by 2002 Pulitzer Prize Winner Richard Russo crafts people together in an upstate New York fictional tannery town during the 1960s. Russo's writing offers a strong sense of place and characterization, weaving both compassion and wit into his storytelling. As a recipient of the annual Hale Award, he joins an impressive list of New England-based novelists, poets, historians, and editors, a tradition that began with poet Robert Frost's recognition in 1956. During the 18th century, self-educated Sarah Josepha Hale, a Newport N.H. native, was a mother of five when widowed, and later made her living as a writer, becoming the first woman periodical editor (Godey's Lady's Book). Newport also had been an active mill town through the 19th and 20th centuries, similar to some of Russo's fictional settings, and his own background.
Description:Very Good. Trade paperbound original book. 418 pp. The author's...Very Good. Trade paperbound original book. 418 pp. The author's debut novel. A clean very good copy in thick bound wrappers. Very lightly toned at spine as often seen. This copy has been SIGNED by the author at Colby College and dated in 1992. Recommended author.
Description:Very Good. Signed. SIGNED; signed by author Richard Russo on...Very Good. Signed. SIGNED; signed by author Richard Russo on title page. Appears unread with NO markings. NO remainder mark. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore.
Description:VG WRAPS. VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES/ INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE...VG WRAPS. VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES/ INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. BOOK HAS A SHORT TEAR AT THE SPINE HEEL'S FRONT CORNER WITH TWO EASY CREASES ON THE REAR COVER, AND SOME SLIGHT SOILING ALONG THE REAR COVER'S BOTTOM EDGE. A NICE COPY.
There was nothing about this book that drew me to it. A friend gave it to me, and if it hadn't been for that, I never would have read it.
I'm really glad I did. Russo is an amazing story-teller. I would put him up close to Irving in his vivid charcters and portrayal of regular life, that is actually interesting to read.
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