Everybody's Fool: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)
- Publish Date: 2017-01-24
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Richard Russo
National Bestseller and aÂ New York TimesÂ 2016 Notable Book
In these pages, Richard Russo returns to North Bath, the Rust Belt town first brought to unforgettable life in Nobodyâs Fool. Now, ten years later, Doug Raymer has become the chief of police and is tormented by the improbable death of his wifeânot to mention his suspicion that he was a failure of a husband. Meanwhile, the irrepressible Sully has come into a small fortune, but is suddenly faced with a VA cardiologistâs estimate that he only has a year or two left to live.
As Sully frantically works to keep the bad news from the important people in his life, we are reunited with his son and grandson . . . with Ruth, the married woman with whom he carried on for years . . . and with the hapless Rub Squeers, who worries that he and Sully arenât still best friends. Filled with humor, heart, and hard-luck characters you canât help but love, Everybodyâs Fool is a crowning achievement from one of the great storytellers of our time.