Mohawk (Paperback)

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Mohawk, New York, is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too, have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money, and, inevitably, another set of false teeth. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mother over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his school work--because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be too smart.

In Mohawk Richard Russo explores these lives with profound compassion and flint-hard wit. Out of derailed ambitions and old loves, secret hatreds and communal myths, he has created a richly plotted, densely populated, and wonderfully written novel that captures every nuance of America's backyard.

About the Author

Richard Russo is the author of Mohawk, The Risk Pool, Nobody's Fool, and Straight Man. He lives off the coast of Maine with his wife and two daughters.

Praise For…

"Moving dramatizes an older, innocent way of life...brisk, colorful, and often witty." -- The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679753827
ISBN-10: 0679753826
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 12th, 1994
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries