BOOKS

Trajectory

Richard Russo

RRP: £8.99

6 September 2018

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760297220

RRP: £17.99

1 February 2018

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760297206

RRP: £6.99

1 February 2018

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781925576504

The characters in these four expansive stories are a departure from the blue-collar denizens that populate so many of Richard Russo’s novels; and all are bound together by parallel moments of reckoning with their pasts. In ‘Horseman,’ a young professor confronts an undergraduate plagiarist – as well as her own regrets. In ‘Intervention,’ a realtor facing a serious medical prognosis finds himself in his late father’s shadow. ‘Voice’ gives us a semiretired academic who is conned by his estranged brother into joining a group tour of the Venice Biennale. And ‘Milton and Marcus’ takes us into a lapsed novelist’s attempt to rekindle his screenwriting career – a career that depends wholly, at a crucial moment, on two Hollywood icons (one living, one dead).

Shot through with Russo’s inimitable humour, wisdom and surprise, Trajectory is the work of a masterful writer continuing to discover new heights.