The winner of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Empire Falls is a novel written by American author Richard Russo. It was published in 2001, making it one of Russo's earlier works.
Empire Falls is primarily about a man named Miles Roby and his life in a small, poor, town named Empire Falls situated in Maine. Miles owns the Empire Grill diner, and the story centers around his personal life and the unique, tumultuous personas that fill it, including his ex-wife Janine, the owner of a fitness center Walt Comeau, and his teenage daughter, Tick.
Empire Falls was critically acclaimed, winning the Pulitzer Prize along with an array of other awards and nominations. The book was also adapted into a TV miniseries of the same name.