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On Helwig Street : a memoir

Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jean Russo was a single mother in the 1950s, badly paid and living with her parents in Gloversville, New York, a dead-end town whose heyday as the hub of the leather-goods industry was just a distant memory. 'You are getting out of Gloversville' was her mantra throughout Richard's high school years. And when he finally made his intrepid escape from the family home on Helwig Street - fleeing to a far-flung college  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard Russo; Richard Russo; Richard Russo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Russo
ISBN: 9780701187767 070118776X
OCLC Number: 801599825
Description: 246 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Richard Russo.

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Jean Russo was a single mother in the 1950s, badly paid and living with her parents in Gloversville, New York, a dead-end town whose heyday as the hub of the leather-goods industry was just a distant  Read more...

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"I loved this very affectionate and haunting portrayal of Russo's mother and the glove-making world gone by. The man as a boy watching his own mother's helpless and scattered journey through her Read more...

 
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