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Empire Falls
Richard Russo
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Novelist and screenwriter Richard Russo was born in Johnstown, New York on July 15, 1949. He received a Bachelor's degree, a Master of Fine Arts degree, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Arizona. He taught at numerous colleges including Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Colby College. He has written numerous books including Mokawk, The Risk Pool, Straight Man, Bridge of Sighs, and That Old Cape Magic, as well as a short story collection, The Whore's Child. His novel Empire Falls won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and Nobody's Fool was made into a movie starring Paul Newman, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith. He also co-wrote the 1998 film Twilight with director Robert Benton and the teleplay for the HBO adaptation of Empire Falls. (Bowker Author Biography) Richard Russo lives in coastal Maine with his wife & two daughters. (Publisher Fact Sheets)

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main characters Miles Roby
Male
Age: 40s
Estranged
Manager of the Empire Grill.
Restaurant manager

Janine Roby
Female
Estranged
Miles' soon-to-be-ex-wife; ran off with another man.

Christina "Tick" Roby
Female
Age: Teenager
Miles' daughter.

Max Roby
Male
Age: Senior citizen
Alcoholic
Miles' father.



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