The Destiny Thief -

The Destiny Thief

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In these nine essays, Richard Russo provides insight into his life as a writer, teacher, friend and reader. From a commencement speech to the story of how an oddly placed toilet made him reevaluate the purpose of humour in art and life, to a comprehensive analysis of Mark Twain's value, to his harrowing journey accompanying a dear friend as she pursued gender-reassignment surgery, The Destiny Thief reflects the broad interests and experiences of one of America's most beloved authors. Warm, funny, wise and poignant, the essays included here traverse Russo's writing life, expanding our understanding of who he is and how his singular, incredibly generous mind works. An utter joy to read, they give deep insight into the creative process from the perspective of one of our greatest writers.

Product code: 9781760632625

ISBN 9781760632625
No. Of Pages 224
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H225xW145xS23
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Edition Main
A master of the novel, short story and memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Everybody's Fool now gives us his very first collection of personal essays, thoughts on writing, reading and living.