Mohawk Author:Richard Russo Mohawk, NY is one of those small towns that lie almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks. Its citizens, too have fallen on hard times. Dallas Younger, a star athlete in high school, now drifts from tavern to poker game, losing money, and, inevitably, another set of false teeth. His ex-wife, Anne, is stuck in a losing battle with her mo... more »ther over the care of her sick father. And their son, Randall, is deliberately neglecting his school work - because in a place like Mohawk it doesn't pay to be too smart.
In Mohawk Richard Russo explores these lives with profound compassion and flint hard wit. Out of derailed ambitions and old loves, secret hatreds and communal myths, he has created a richly plotted, densely populated, and wonderfully written novel that captures every nuance of America's backyard.« less