Nobody's Fool

Russo, Richard (Book - 1993 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Nobody's Fool

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In his slyly funny and moving new novel, the author of The Risk Pool follows the unexpected operation of grace in a deadbeat, upstate New York town--and in the lives of the unluckiest of its citizens. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and Jessica Tandy. Author reading tour. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Authors: Russo, Richard, 1949-
Title: Nobody's fool
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1993
Characteristics: 549 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 0394577787
Branch Call Number: FICTION Rus
Statement of Responsibility: Richard Russo
Subject Headings: New York (State) Fiction City and town life Fiction
Genre/Form: Black humor (Literature)
Topical Term: City and town life
LCCN: 92056844
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Aug 07, 2010
  • biblioholic rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Although not as nose-snortingly funny as "Straight Man', "Nobody's Fool" has Richard Russo bringing dark humor closer to the surface than he normally does. (Contrasted, for instance, with "Bridge of Sighs").

A sardonic handyman's delicate but hilarious accommodations with the world around him collapse, as he struggles to find a new equilibrium.

The 1995 film based on this novel stars Paul Newman & Jessica Tandy and was directed by Robert Benton.


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