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Chances Are...

Chances Are From the Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Russo in his first stand alone novel in a decade comes a new revelation a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendshipOne beautiful Septembe

  • Title: Chances Are...
  • Author: Richard Russo
  • ISBN: 1101947748
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Russo in his first stand alone novel in a decade comes a new revelation a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendshipOne beautiful September day, three sixty six year old men convene on Martha s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties They couldn t have been different then, or e From the Pulitzer Prize winning Richard Russo in his first stand alone novel in a decade comes a new revelation a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendshipOne beautiful September day, three sixty six year old men convene on Martha s Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties They couldn t have been different then, or even today Lincoln s a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin age But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971 Now, forty four years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives and that of a significant other are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery Shot through with Russo s trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are. also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader s heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship s bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are. is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 Stor

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    About Author

    1. Richard Russo says:
      RICHARD RUSSO is the author of seven previous novels two collections of stories and Elsewhere, a memoir In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple award winning HBO miniseries.

    Comment 954 on “Chances Are...

    1. Angela M says:
      I can t remember encountering a Richard Russo character who doesn t seem real, as someone I could know or as someone with flaws who reminds me that all of us are flawed or that all of us are vulnerable in one way or another Having read all of his novels and most of his shorter fiction, I have come to expect this connection that he allows us to make with his characters He did not disappoint in his latest novel Three sixty six year old men, college friends from the 60 s meet 44 years later on I ca [...]

    2. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:
      NOW AVAILABLE 4 1 2 rounded down to a 4.Oh my goodness this book takes me back My husband, who was then my boyfriend, and I also sat in front of a TV in 1969 when the draft lottery was televised He had a college deferment and fortunately his number was high, but the anxiety of that particular time was off the charts high Imagine your future decided by the random calling out of a number, whether you were able to continue on the path you were leading or got sent to Vietnam None of my frie NOW AVAI [...]

    3. Tammy says:
      Friends from college and now sixty six years old, three men reunite at a house on Martha s Vineyard owned by one of them During their Vietnam era college years, all of them were in love with the same privileged, rebellious girl who rounded out their friendly foursome What is the possibility or chance that she was in love with one of them From the vantage point of age each man considers his life as it exists today and as it was as a college student One plays it safe, one plays it fast and loo Fri [...]

    4. Elyse Walters says:
      Who in their f cking world would listen to Cat Stevens Really ME This novel exasperated the heck out of mewith lengthy inconsequential long winded loquacious ramblings I enjoyed meeting Richard Russo at a book reading I ve always been certain that I would love Russo s storytelling but there is too much uninteresting ramblings in this book I ll read Empire Falls sometime but this being my first impression of the established American author leaves me disappointed I found Who in their f cking world [...]

    5. Cheri says:
      Over forty years have passed since these three men met during the sixties in college, and now that they ve reached their sixties, they ve gathered together on Martha s Vineyard for the weekend As we hear their stories, and know what secrets they are holding, keeping them to themselves, there is another story that slowly starts to be unveiled, as well.Revisiting the early years of the war in Vietnam, they reflect back on the night of the first draft lottery, sitting around a tiny black and white [...]

    6. Zoeytron says:
      Think of the way you looked at things in 1969, and how you see them now, 50 years later Any differences Reflect on what you can afford to lose in life, about proximate cause versus remote causes What part does luck play in the scenario There is a buried truth here that will be uncovered, based on a lie that was never actually uttered This author draws a bead on his characters and it is faultless Wry observations on the aging process may have you nodding or smiling ruefully I am Think of the way [...]

    7. Karen says:
      Three sixty six year old men, friends since college in the 60 s meet up on Martha s Vineyard for a weekend these are three very different type of men, then and now, and they all were secretly in love with a girl from their college days who completed their foursome All for one, one for all As the men come together on the island they are all still puzzling over an occurrence that happened here on Memorial weekend 1971 and as the story unfolds we find out all about their lives, their families Three [...]

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