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A cynical Hollywood moviemaker confronts his dead wife’s lover and abruptly realizes the depth of his own passion. As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious fifth-grader distracts himself with meditations on baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe. And in the title story, an elderly nun enters a college creative-writing class and plays havoc with its tidy notions of fact and fiction.
The Whore’s Child is further proof that Russo is one of the finest writers we have, unsparingly truthful yet hugely compassionate.
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By Delah on 10-31-11
Worth the Download
This is a book of short stories. All of the stories are good. With that said, there were probably two stories that, on a scale of 1 - 5 I would rate about a 3 but the rest were really interesting. As you can see it has multiple narrators which is really nice. All in all this is definitely worth the download. I listented to the stories one after the other and enjoyed them all. The last one is the longest and kindda started to lag for me so I was glad when it was over but it did hold my interest. Fortunately the narrator was good.
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