Chances Are …

Chances Are …

A Novel

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"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning Richard Russo— in his first stand-alone novel in a decade— comes a new revelation: a gripping story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship. One beautiful September day, three sixty-six-year old men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today— Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971. Now, forty-four years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives and that of a significant other are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are … also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community. For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are … is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781101947746
Branch Call Number: FIC Russo R
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 25 cm


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DCLadults Aug 14, 2019

A New & Noteworthy pick. Three college friends meet on Martha's Vineyard to confront a mystery that has haunted all of them since 1971. What really happened to the girl they all loved who simply vanished? Russo is at the top of his game.

debwalker Jul 01, 2019

When she disappeared on the Vineyard 40 years ago. 3 college friends back on the scene.


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