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That Old Cape Magic

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by Richard Russo

Book Description  FollowingBridge of Sighs—a national best seller hailed byThe Boston Globeas “an astounding achievement” and “a masterpiece”—Richard Russo gives us the story of a marriage, and of all the … see full wiki

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Author: Richard Russo
Publisher: Knopf
2 reviews about That Old Cape Magic
review by . September 15, 2009
Framed by two weddings, Pulitzer Prize-winning (Empire Falls) author Russo's latest is a darkly comic contemplation of a man's inner self-destructiveness.    After his last day of classes at the Maine university where he teaches screenwriting, Jack Griffin and his wife, Joy, traditionally take off for a New York holiday. This year their daughter's best friend is getting married on the Cape so, tradition derailed, Joy schedules meetings. Jack's resulting fit of pique spirals into …
review by . August 24, 2009
Richard Russo, a writer of considerable talents, has crafted a careful story about a foundering marriage, two difficult and occasionally abusive families, and the enduring character of love. Russo writes so skillfully that the story does not seem careful, but a close examination of the text will reward the reader. One could also read this as a light and enjoyable summertime book. It works either way.    Russo certainly knows his way around the cumulative sentence, building them …
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