Somebody’s Fool – Richard Russo

In Part 3 of Russo’s continuing saga of North Bath, NY, the characters are overseen by the lingering spirit of Sully. Sully’s son, Peter, has evolved into a more mature incarnation—he’s dealing with the fallout of his divorce thirty years prior and the abandonment of two of his three sons. Some familiar characters from the past make appearances reacting to their aging, changing relations, and the assimilation of North Bath by its wealthier neighbor. Reading Richard Russo is like visiting old friends you haven’t seen for a long time—they’ve aged, their circumstances have changed but they are still recognizable and you find yourself falling right into step with them.

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