That Old Cape Magic

By Richard Russo
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9781400030910, 261pp.)

Publication Date: June 1, 2010

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“This was such a surprise coming from this wonderful author! At first glance That Old Cape Magic appears to be simply a story about a 55-year-old man in a mid-life crisis. However, it is so much more than that. It is a study of love, marriage, the importance of family, and the inescapable influence of parents on their children. A remarkable tale with the trademark humor that is vintage Russo.”
-- Carol Katsoulis, Anderson's Bookshop, Naperville, IL


Description

For Griffin, all paths, all memories, converge at Cape Cod.  The Cape is where he took his childhood summer vacations, where he and his wife, Joy, honeymooned, where they decided he’d leave his LA screenwriting job to become a college professor, and where they celebrated the marriage of their daughter Laura’s best friend. But when their beloved Laura’s wedding takes place a year later, Griffin is caught between chauffeuring his mother’s and father’s ashes in two urns and contending with Joy and her large, unruly family. Both he and she have also brought dates along. How in the world could this have happened?
 
By turns hilarious, rueful, and uplifting, That Old Cape Magic is a profoundly involving novel about marriage, family, and all the other ties that bind.




About the Author
Dans une ville au fin fond du sud d'un pays repute pour ses paysages ensoleilles et son architecture baroque, j'ai vu le jour dans une region aussi celebre que ma ville natale tres reputee pour son agriculture, malgre l'aridite de sa terre. Apres avoir fete mon tout premier anniversaire sur la route avec mes parents et au bout de milliers de kilometres, je m'installai avec eux dans un pays inconnu ou, au cours de mon enfance, je commencais a m'imaginer une histoire, celle d'une riche famille. Je suis intimement persuade que les drames familiaux et personnels que j'ai traverses ont un tantinet influence l'ecriture de mes differents ouvrages publies. Comme l'un des personnages principaux de mon deuxieme livre, je suis un immigre et un autodidacte.
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