Ratting on Russo

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In the East End of Pittsburgh of the late 1950s, outcast, accordion-playing Marty falls under the spell of his eighth-grade classmate, 16-year-old Russo, a lonely, working-class, car-crazy crooner. Deep in the post-war not-yet-rusted heart of bucolic Western Pennsylvania, what could go wrong?
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About Alan Venable

Alan Venable was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lives in San Francisco. Ratting on Russo is his first novel. Previous fiction includes many titles for children, among them "The Checker Players," ("Intelligence and humor...It has that rare substance." --New York Times Book Review. "Charm and sense." --New York Magazine.)

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ginavalletta reviewed on Dec. 9, 2020
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Wonderful, believable characters. A delightful journey back to simpler times, only to learn they weren't as simple as they seemed.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Richard Aquila reviewed on Aug. 25, 2013

I loved this book. Made me want to return to eighth grade for another shot. And to learn (or have learned) to play the accordion.
(reviewed 49 days after purchase)

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