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. 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 ...Read MoreMohawk, 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.Read Less
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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