This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, released in May, Everybody’s Fool (2016). 23 years after the publication of Nobody’s Fool, “an offbeat tale of life in North Bath, New York,” Russo returns to North Bath and to his “beloved characters”: Donald J. “Sully” Sullivan, Rub Squeers, police chief Doug Raymer, and many more. A glimpse into the idiosyncrasies of small-town life, Everybody’s Fool covers fatal heart conditions, “exotic reptiles,” and, naturally, ghosts. In the video clip above, Russo discusses his decision to distance Sully from the “front of the camera,” instead paving the way for a once “minor character.”
To watch his full conversation with Jaffe and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule and World Channel beginning this Friday, July 22.
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