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Lit: Richard Russo

By Jason Gargano · April 7th, 2010 · CityBeat Recommends

Richard Russo’s latest, That Old Cape Magic, returns to the novelist’s longtime topic of choice — family, and all the endlessly fascinating narrative and dramatic tension that topic allows. Its very Russo-ian protagonist Jack Griffin — a sixty-something former Hollywood screenwriter who now teaches at a small Northeastern college — is going through an existential crisis of sorts, set off by the death of his mother and the marriage of his only daughter.

A typically dense narrative rife with sense of place and caustic humor follows.

Russo speaks at 7 p.m. at the University of Cincinnati's McMicken Hall (127). Read an interview with Russo here.



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