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Empire Falls Read & download ☆ 7 Æ Двадесет години Майлс Роби приготвя хамбургери в грил бар „Емпайър” Тази работа го е лишила от колежанско образование и самоуважение Защо не се откаже от нея кой и какво ?ванала се с неприлично суетния собственик на фитнес клуб Или може би го задържа Франсин Уайтинг на която принадлежи всичко в градчето като „всичко“ включва и самия МайлсВ „Емпайър Фолс” Ричард Русо прониква в същността на онази Америка която е населена с дребни собственици работници на надница и занаятчии към които той се отнася с хумор съчувствие ?. The small Maine town of Empire Falls has seen better days  The local and once booming timber and textile industries have run their course and all that remains is the abandoned and decrepit real estate of what once was  The blue collar workers of this small New England community struggle to find the few jobs remaining that allow them to keep the wolf at the door and food on the table ever hopeful of revitalized opportunities And it is here that we meet Miles Roby manager of The Empire Grill  Miles is a good and decent man who did not always dream of flipping burgers and taking care of the grill in fact at one time he had promising opportunities slated for his future  But then life as it is wont to do bit back and he answered an urgent call to return home from college and help care for his ailing Mother   The vast majority of  the real estate and by extension the job opportunities in Empire Falls are owned  and controlled by the Whiting family or to be precise Francine Whiting  This really is not a plot driven novel  The real bounty here lay in the character development of the residents of Empire Falls that we largely come to know through Miles Roby  And oh my word what a treasure trove of characters they are  So real and flawed everyday folk fleshed out so well by Russo’s pen that you may find yourself recognizing a few of them within your own circle of associates friends and family   Seriously I am so astounded by the raw talent on display here  These people walk talk and breathe stagger and stink all over these pages  And such a wide cast of people each saddled with their own histories beliefs resentments weaknesses dreams and strengths and real life struggles  I feel like I know them all intimatelyWhen you get to know people that well for better or worse you care about what happens to them And there is a lot going on here  Miles is on the cusp of a divorce and his ex’s future husband loves to hang about and taunt him  His brother is a recovering addict and Miles just can’t be sure he won’t fall off the wagon  Then there is his teenage daughter Tick who is spreading her own wings while coping with the ruins of her parents marriage  His employer the stoic Francine maintains a strange hold over Miles and his father is the most colourful odiferous vagrant you are ever likely to meet  And so many  What Russo has accomplished here in Empire Falls is nothing short of masterful  It is a social novel on a grand scale that reflects real life issues with all the inherent joys and sorrows beauty and blisters   This is epic storytelling that will extend its gracious arms in welcome  and bruise your battered hopeful heart  

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Двадесет години Майлс Роби приготвя хамбургери в грил бар „Емпайър” Тази работа го е лишила от колежанско образование и самоуважение Защо не се откаже от нея кой и какво го задържа Може би прекрасната му чувствителна дъщеря Кристина която се нуждае от помощта му за да оцелее в местната гимназия Или Джанин която скоро ще стане бивша съпруга на Майлс за?. Lives are rivers We imagine we can direct their paths though in the end there’s but one destination and we end up being true to ourselves only because we have no choice People speak of selfishness but that’s another folly because of course there’s no such thingI’ve been pondering this uote for some time now after having finished Richard Russo’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel Empire Falls Is it true that we have no choice in where our lives take us Do we only perceive that we have choices and opportunities whereas in fact our paths are predetermined Or does believing such a precept just mean that one is placing blame on circumstances that can in fact be overcome The message may be found within the pages of this extraordinary novel Empire Falls centers on the lives of those characters that live in this small town of Maine During its glory days the town flourished due to the logging and textile industries run by the all powerful Whiting family Nowadays the town is run down yet many of its inhabitants remain hopeful that some day it will once again prosper This is due largely to the fact that the mill and the factory remain intact a vision of what used to be and what could be if someone would only grasp the opportunity What does remain and stands as the focal point of the actual happenings in the town is the Empire Grill The Empire Grill was long and low slung with windows that ran its entire length and since the building next door a Rexall drugstore had been condemned and razed it was now possible to sit at the lunch counter and see straight down Empire Avenue all the way to the old textile mill and its adjacent shirt factory Both had been abandoned now for the better part of two decades though their dark looming shapes at the foot of the avenue’s gentle incline continued to draw the eyeIt is here that we meet Miles Roby manager of the Empire Grill What fascinates me about small towns is the fact that many of its people really never get away Despite economic instability there is a core of folks that seem to stick it out – perhaps they don’t perceive a means of escape or maybe they see the town for what it once was and that memory eclipses any sense of hardship Miles Roby with a major push and the support of his mother did get out only to return once again due to circumstances that seemed out of his control Now under the thumb of Francine Whiting reigning heiress to the Whiting fortune Miles seems to have reached a dead end much like the town itself He lives in a shabby apartment over the grill is soon to be divorced and has responsibilities to his teenage daughter Tick his deadbeat father Max and his recovering alcoholic brother David Through him we also meet a wealth of other complex individuals – some good some not so good and some downright cringe worthy And yet under the masterful pen of Russo each character is written in a way that completely absorbs your full attention However mundane each person appears on the surface he or she still manages to throb with life on each page The interactions and dialogue in this book are superb – believable gripping sometimes sad and often humorous The novel is at heart a character driven story There exists a plot that is very slowly and deliberately revealed – a couple of turns that I did not fully anticipate Don’t expect uick action – you will be disappointed And yet I found myself nearly holding my breath towards the end of the book; I was that entangled with the lives of the characters

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Empire Falls?ърпение и разбиранеС „Емпайър Фолс” Ричард Русо утвърждава репутацията си на един от най убедителните и страстни разказвачи През 2002 г романът получава наградата Пулицър за художествена литература а три години по късно е екранизиран от режисьора Фред Шепизи с участието на Ед Харис Пол Нюман Хелън Хънт Филип Хофман Джоан Удуърд Робин Райт Ейдън Куин. In this past year of reading I’ve found it easy to get through a book uickly decide whether I enjoyed it or not and move on to the next book in the infinite pile Most books I’ll read in a week or so and I approach my leisure time in a workman like manner it is relaxation time but it also follows a pretty regular schedule Rare are the books that cause me to slow down and delay finishing a novel simply to prolong the enjoyment provided by its reading Empire Falls is that type of book It is the perfect type of book for winter it moves at a leisurely pace is rich in character and has absolutely stunning writing Empire Falls is a close as you can get to a perfect novelBut a pitch perfect novel is not exactly what you’d expect from reading the synopsis printed on the back of the novel Miles Roby is a soon to be divorced manager at the Empire Grill trying to raise his high school age daughter Tick in rural Maine Miles is stuck under the thumb of Mrs Whitting a local woman who owns much of the town’s real estate businesses and a good deal of the populace There’s a plot but the novel builds a story that revolves around character and it is those characters that propel the book forward Man oh man are the characters ever impressive Miles is whom the reader spends the most time with and the conflict between his desire for a better life and the desire to be a good man is at the heart of the story While I loved Miles what is truly impressive is that Russo brings to life an entire town in entirely believable detail You’ll remember Max Roby and be able to share Miles’ disdain for his father But you’ll also know Max and feel a familiar excitement for his appearances and the humorously twisted moral compass he employs Each and every character even in the most minor of appearances feels as if they could walk in your door as soon as you put the book down My grandfather and I did a buddy read for this book We both remarked that we knew so many of characters as they hewed so closely to the people from the rural lives we had lived The writing here is as I’ve mentioned breathtaking in its beauty and insight Russo has packed a lot into this almost 500 page novel and not a word of it feels wasted He effortlessly moves from a scene at the grill to a brief accounting of a newly arrived character’s life and back to the scene without ever making me feel like the story meandered So much of the beauty of the book comes from Russo’s ability to build an entire town piece by piece with POVs from characters that range in social standing and disposition each serving to highlight another aspect of Empire Falls Russo also makes profound and poignant statements in the novel that make for some of the most personally genuine writing I’ve ever read I started at first to jot down passages I wanted to include in this review but gave up after 100 pages There’s just too much here to bother trying to include it all I can’t begin to recall how many times I finished a chapter set the book down and just took a bit of time to ponder what I’d just read As for themes Empire Falls deals with all the big stuff you’d expect to see from Pulitzer Prize winning fiction Miles is pulled between duty and desire throughout the entire novel but his inertia constantly keeps him from acting in any major way to affect change in his life Russo deals with the events in life that shape complex adults from the supple clay of childhood He examines morality from all different angles with all of