Chances Are by Richard Russo

 

Chances Are by Richard Russo

"Here's something new and different: A Russo literary mystery! Three college friends gather on Martha's Vineyard for one last hurrah, but each of them is haunted differently by a beautiful, enigmatic girl named Jacy, who mysteriously disappeared back in college. Russo's warm, friendly style is on full display here, even as he builds the suspense. I'm a huge Russo fan, and so it was a lot of fun to read a new style from him."

- Recommended by Greg

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781101947746
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - July 30th, 2019

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.