Everybody's Fool

Everybody s Fool Richard Russo at the very top of his game now returns to North Bath in upstate New York and the characters who made Nobody s Fool a confident assured novel that sweeps the reader up accordi

  • Title: Everybody's Fool
  • Author: Richard Russo
  • ISBN: 9780307270641
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Richard Russo, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody s Fool 1993 a confident, assured novel that sweeps the reader up, according to the San Francisco Chronicle back then Simple as family love, yet nearly as complicated Or, as The Boston Globe put it, a big, rambunctious novel with endless riRichard Russo, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody s Fool 1993 a confident, assured novel that sweeps the reader up, according to the San Francisco Chronicle back then Simple as family love, yet nearly as complicated Or, as The Boston Globe put it, a big, rambunctious novel with endless riffs and unstoppable human hopefulness The irresistible Sully, who in the intervening years has come by some unexpected good fortune, is staring down a VA cardiologist s estimate that he has only a year or two left, and it s hard work trying to keep this news from the most important people in his life Ruth, the married woman he carried on with for years the ultra hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully aren t still best friends Sully s son and grandson, for whom he was mostly an absentee figure and now a regretful one We also enjoy the company of Doug Raymer, the chief of police who s obsessing primarily over the identity of the man his wife might ve been about to run off with, before dying in a freak accident Bath s mayor, the former academic Gus Moynihan, whose wife problems are, if anything, even pressing and then there s Carl Roebuck, whose lifelong run of failing upward might now come to ruin And finally, there s Charice Bond a light at the end of the tunnel that is Chief Raymer s office as well as her brother, Jerome, who might well be

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