Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book
History and humanity flow through Empire Falls, Maine, like the strange flotsam washed up at the bend of the vast, slow-moving Knox River. The Whiting family, owners of the mills and the shirt factory, have sold out to a multinational. The Whiting men have invariably married women who make their lives a misery. C.B. Whiting was no exception. Now his wife, Francine, the last Mrs Whiting, presides like a black widow spider over the declining fortunes of the town.Its hub is the Empire Grill, with a view down the avenue to the abandoned mill and factory. Miles Roby, a gentle, funny loser runs the grill and hopes one day to own it. Meantime, though, his wife has run off with his worst customer, he's anxious about his adored teenage daughter and his one-handed brother, his incorrigible father sponges off everyone, the police have Miles in their sights, and Mrs Whiting has her own plans for him.Here is a huge-hearted and magnificent novel by a master storyteller,marked by comic genius and a love of humankind with all its flaws and foibles. As it builds inexorably to a shocking climax, Russo constantly surprises with characters who creep under your guard to disarm you, a plot with as many twists and falls as the Knox River itself, and an ending that makes the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.


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April 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries (Prebound))
Author(s): Richard Russo
ISBN: 0-613-81040-6 / 978-0-613-81040-1 (USA edition)
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December 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Empire Falls
Author(s): Richard Russo
ISBN: 0-7862-3651-5 / 978-0-7862-3651-0 (USA edition)
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May 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Empire Falls
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ISBN: 0-679-43247-7 / 978-0-679-43247-0 (USA edition)
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April 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empire Falls
Author(s): Richard Russo
ISBN: 0-09-942227-1 / 978-0-09-942227-3 (UK edition)
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Empire Falls
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ISBN: 0-307-27513-2 / 978-0-307-27513-4 (USA edition)
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April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Empire Falls
Author(s): Richard Russo
ISBN: 0-375-72640-3 / 978-0-375-72640-8 (USA edition)
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June 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Empire Falls
Author(s): Richard Russo
ISBN: 0-7011-6200-7 / 978-0-7011-6200-9 (UK edition)
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October 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Empire Falls
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October 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Empire Falls
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May 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Empire Falls
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May 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Empire Falls
Author(s): Richard Russo, Ron McLarty
ISBN: 0-694-52559-6 / 978-0-694-52559-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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March 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Empire Falls
Author(s): Richard Russo
ISBN: 0-7887-8928-7 / 978-0-7887-8928-1 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Empire Falls
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November 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Empire Falls (Vintage Contemporaries)
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