Richard Russo

That Old Cape Magic
Sep 27, 2010  -  West-Indisch Indisch Huis


russoWhere Richard Russo’s recent novels Empire Falls and Bridge of Sighswere epic in scale, his eighth book, That Old Cape Magic is smaller: a warmly comic portrait of a man in midlife crisis. While suffering through his present-day anguish, the hero, Jack Griffin, is carrying the ashes of his father in the trunk of his car: literal baggage of his past. As the Washington Post said in its review, “Richard Russo has written a novel for people who are terrified of becoming their parents, which is to say for everybody.”

Moderator: Hans Bouman

In collaboration with: Signatuur publishers, Holland-America Friendship Foundation, American Embassy The Hague, AEGON


PBS interview with Richard Russo on That Old Cape Magic:


New York Times review of That Old Cape Magic