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The risk pool

Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1994, ©1988.
Series: Vintage contemporaries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Vintage contemporaries edView all editions and formats
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A wonderfully funn and perceptive novel in the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Russo
ISBN: 0679753834 9780679753834 067972334X 9780679723349
OCLC Number: 31000820
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, 1988.
Description: 479 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Vintage contemporaries.
Responsibility: Richard Russo.

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A wonderfully funn and perceptive novel in the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving.

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