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by Russo, Richard.

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TitleThe risk pool
Author / Responsible partyRusso, Richard.
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. City and town life -- New York (State) -- Fiction. Coming-of-age story. Bildungsroman.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Ned Hall is doing his best to grow up, even though neither of his estranged parents can properly be called adult. His father, Sam, cultivates bad habits so assiduously that he is stuck at the bottom of his auto insurance risk pool. His mother, Jenny, is slowly going crazy from resentment at a husband who refuses either to stay or to stay away. As Ned veers between allegiances to these grossly inadequate role models, Richard Russo gives us a book that overflows with outsized characters and outlandish predicaments and whose vision of family is at once irreverent and unexpectedly moving.

Additional Information

System control numberS13255
Original Print PublisherNew York : Random House, 1988.
NarratorSean Mangan.
Narrator NameSean Mangan.
Participant or performer noteSean Mangan.
Narrators GenderMale narrator