Russo's only campus novel, its hugely endearing characters make Overlooked classics of American literature: Straight Man by Richard. Straight Man has ratings and reviews. Jim said: Another good story from Richard Russo – I previously reviewed Empire razarhawk.com one is stu. Straight Man: A Novel Paperback – June 9, Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo. William Henry Devereaux, Jr.
Straight Man (New York: Random House, ) is a novel by Richard Russo set at the fictional West Central Pennsylvania University in Railton, Pennsylvania. The questions, discussion topics, and author biography that follow are intended to enhance your group's experience of reading Richard Russo's Straight Man. Hilarious and true-to-life, witty, compassionate, and impossible to put down, Straight Man follows Hank Devereaux through one very bad week in this novel.
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