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The Risk Pool

  • List Price: $16.00
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  • Seller:Page Turner_s Emporium
  • Sales Rank:408,939
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:Reissue
  • Pages:496
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
  • Dimensions (in):8 x 5.2 x 0.9
  • Publication Date:April 12, 1994
  • ISBN:0679753834
  • EAN:9780679753834
  • ASIN:0679753834
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Synopsis
A wonderfully funn and perceptive novel in the traditions of Thornton Wilder and Anne Tyler, The Risk Pool is set in Mohawk, New York, where Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult.

His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving.

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