Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001)

Winner, 2002 Pulitzer Prize Richard Russo—from his first novel, Mohawk—has demonstrated a peerless affinity for the human tragicomedy, and with this stunning new novel he extends even further his claims on the small-town, blue-collar heart of the country. Dexter County, Maine, and specifically the town of Empire Falls, has seen better days, and for decades, in fact,… Continue reading Richard Russo, Empire Falls (2001)


Empire Falls by Richard Russo – Discussion Questions

Source: questions issued by the publisher - Discussion Questions 1. Richard Russo's description of the town of Empire Falls is as memorable and vivid as his portraits of the people who live there. How do the details he provides about the town's setting and its streets, buildings and neighborhoods create more than a physical… Continue reading Empire Falls by Richard Russo – Discussion Questions