Small-town life as lived by Miles Roby with all its betrayals, self-deceptions, false hopes and genuine desires. Empire Falls is a dying town, but the dramas of family life go on. Russo paints detailed portraits of both the town itself and the people in it.
Haunted by the memory of his brothers' deaths and increasingly frustrated and isolated by his research, Bankson is on the verge of suicide when a chance encounter with colleagues pulls him back from the brink.
In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city.
Meet Oskar Schell, an inventor, Francophile, tambourine player, actor, jeweler, pacifist, correspondent with Stephen Hawking and Ringo Starr. He is nine years old and on an urgent, secret search New York.
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
The story of an Indian family during the 1969 Communist disturbances in Kerala province. It is told through the eyes of a boy and his sister who are the children of a rich rubber planter. Politics, family drama, illicit love. A debut in fiction.
A monolithic theocracy is the result of a fundamentalist revolution at the turn of the twenty-first century. Each woman is relegated to one of eight narrowly defined roles and she must conform or be declared a threat.
Stories within stories, as an octogenarian Polish immigrant looks back at the love of his life and rediscovers it in contemporary New York. Earthy humor, eccentric characters and a convoluted plot develop into the sharp focus of thrilling truth.
A passionate homage to Virginia Woolf, this takes Mrs. Dalloway as the template, embroidering every facet of the original work to affirm the importance of the original. Three separate stories woven together examine the meaning of family.
A magnificent saga of proud and passionate men and women and the turbulent times through which they suffer and triumph. They are the Truebas. And theirs is a world you will not want to leave, and one you will not forget.