Brown University

Everybody's Fool

by Richard Russo
Vintage, January 2017   ISBN: 978-030745482-9
Price: $16.95

"How could twenty-three years have slipped by since Nobody’s Fool?…Russo is probably the best writer of physical comedy that we have [but] even the zaniest elements of the story are interspersed with episodes of wincing cruelty…The abiding wonder [is that] Russo’s novel bears down on two calamitous days and exploits the action in every single minute…mudslides, grave robbery, collapsing buildings, poisonous snakes, drug deals, arson, lightning strikes and toxic goo. North Bath is a sleepy little town that never sleeps [and] no tangent ever feels tangential.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post

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