That Old Cape Magic - Richard Russo

As in the Frank Sinatra torch song, “That Old Black Magic,” the protagonist of Richard Russo’s That Old Cape Magic (Random House, $15) spirals down and down under the pressure of Love. Unable to let his past go, he drives around New England with his parents’ urns in the trunk of his convertible. Searching for a suitable burial place, he also tries to reconcile his crumbling life with the fact that he has attained every goal he set himself when he married: he has a beautiful house on the Cape, a successful career at a posh college, happy children--yet he’s in the throes of a divorce and endures a miserable professorship while pining to return to life on the West Coast. Russo recounts the tale with humor, pathos, and hilarity.

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ISBN: 9781400030910
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 2010