“We’ve lived for a long time now with male roles changing… it was a good thing to be a big, brawny guy with a lot of physical strength, and those attributes, in the male, were important. In the world we’re living in now actual physical strength for a man is not as important as it once was. So, absent that, who are we?” Author Richard Russo discusses his book Chances Are… on NPT’s A Word on Words.
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About Richard Russo
Richard Russo is the author of eight previous novels, two collections of stories, a collection of essays, and the memoir _Elsewhere_. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries; in 2016 he was given the Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association; and in 2017 he received France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine. He lives in Portland, Maine, where his daughter Emily runs Print, a terrific indie bookstore.