By Richard Russo
Mohawk, big apple, is a kind of small cities that lie virtually completely at the fallacious part of the tracks. Its voters, too, have fallen on tough occasions. Dallas more youthful, a celeb athlete in highschool, now drifts from tavern to poker online game, wasting cash, and, unavoidably, one other set of fake tooth. His ex-wife, Anne, is caught in a wasting conflict along with her mom over the care of her ailing father. And their son, Randall, is intentionally neglecting his institution work--because in a spot like Mohawk it does not pay to be too smart.
In Mohawk Richard Russo explores those lives with profound compassion and flint-hard wit. Out of derailed pursuits and outdated loves, mystery hatreds and communal myths, he has created a richly plotted, densely populated, and beautifully written novel that captures each nuance of America's yard.