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Author: Richard Russo Narrator: Fred Sanders Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: July 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780451486493

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls comes a new revelation: a riveting story about the abiding yet complex power of friendship.

One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today--Lincoln's a commercial real estate broker, Teddy a tiny-press publisher, and Mickey a musician beyond his rockin' age. But each man holds his own secrets, in addition to the monumental mystery that none of them has ever stopped puzzling over since a Memorial Day weekend right here on the Vineyard in 1971: the disappearance of the woman each of them loved--Jacy Calloway. Now, more than forty years later, as this new weekend unfolds, three lives are displayed in their entirety while the distant past confounds the present like a relentless squall of surprise and discovery. Shot through with Russo's trademark comedy and humanity, Chances Are . . . also introduces a new level of suspense and menace that will quicken the reader's heartbeat throughout this absorbing saga of how friendship's bonds are every bit as constricting and rewarding as those of family or any other community.

     For both longtime fans and lucky newcomers, Chances Are . . . is a stunning demonstration of a highly acclaimed author deepening and expanding his remarkable achievement.

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  • "[Russo’s] first novel in ten years hits the ball out of the park…Along with his wry eye for irony and regret, [Russo] offers up a compelling mystery.”

    - Boston Globe
  • “A cascade of charm…Each [character is] so appealing that you hate to let him go, though you’ll quickly feel just as fond of the next one.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Irresistible…with the complexities of human relationships, from first love to parenthood to aging [and] rich with humor.”

    - Tampa Bay Times
  • “Russo’s observations on life are worth the ticket all by themselves. Chances a really enjoyable summer read.”

  • “Russo’s flawed but always decent characters are repositories of the classic virtues of their gender…But this is also a mystery about a 1971 cold case.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “Narrator Fred Sanders is a master of pacing, easily carrying listeners through the many layers of this story…Sanders beautifully conveys the men’s nostalgia for their youth and their eternal love for the long-lost beautiful girl, subtly differentiating those feelings from their twenty-first-century concerns and secrets…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “A bewitching tale of male friendship with thriller elements…This is vintage Russo with a cunning twist.”

    - Booklist (starred review)


  • A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice
  • New York Times bestseller
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Richard Russo is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, two short-story collections, and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls which, like Nobody’s Fool, was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. In 2016 he was given the Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association; and in 2017 he received France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine.

About the Narrator

Fred Sanders, an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has received critics’ praise for his audio narrations that range from nonfiction, memoir, and fiction to mystery and suspense. He been seen on Broadway in The Buddy Holly Story, in national tours for Driving Miss Daisy and Big River, and on such television shows as Seinfeld, The West Wing, Will and Grace, Numb3rs,Titus, and Malcolm in the Middle. His films include Sea of Love, The Shadow, and the Oscar-nominated short Culture. He is a native New Yorker and Yale graduate.