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  • Cloudsplitter

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $7.50
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060930868
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: January 1999
    The novel vividly re-creates the antislavery movement of the 1840s, tracing it through the guerilla warfare of Bloody Kansas. Ingeniously narrated by the last surviving son of America's most famous and controversial political terrorist and martyr, John Brown. 768p. Pap.
  • Continental Drift

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110720268
    • Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
    • Published: 1985
    (1985). 8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Slight fading to edges of boards, with minor bumping to corners. Mild rubbing and edgewear to dust jacket. Fading to dust jacket spine. VG/VG.
  • Family Life

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060977047
    • Publisher: HarperPerennial
    • Published: 1996
    In Family Life, Russell Banks's first novel, he transforms the dramas of domesticity into the story of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom. Life inside this kingdom includes the king (dubbed "the Hearty" or "the Bluff"), who squeals angrily as is his wont; the queen, who, while pondering the mirror in her chambers, decides to write a book; three adolescent princes who are, respectively, a superb wrestler, a fanatical sports car driver, and a sullen drunk. Then there are the mysterious Green Man with a thing for princes; the Loon, who lives in a tree house designed by Christopher Wren; and a whole slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love and loss and laughter.
  • Lost Memory of Skin

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780061857638
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: September 2011
    Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, the young man at the center of Russell Banks’s uncompromising and morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known in his new identity only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence under a south Florida causeway, in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders. Enter the Professor, a university sociologist, who finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and recidivism among convicted sex offenders. When the camp is raided by the police, and later, when a hurricane all but destroys the settlement, the Professor tries to help the Kid in practical matters while trying to instruct him in new ways to looking at, and understanding, what he has done. Suddenly, the Kid must reconsider everything he has to believe and choose what course of action to take when faced with a new kind of moral decision. In this complex novel, Russell Banks probes the zeitgeist of a troubled society where zero tolerance has erased any hopes of subtlety and compassion – a society where isolating the offender has perhaps created a new kind of victim. 416p.
  • Success Stories

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060927196
    • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS
    • Published: June 1996
    In this exceptionally varied yet coherent collection of twelve short stories, Russell Banks proves himself one of our more astute and foreceful writers. Whether tracing the fortunes of a family in their pursuit of and retreat from the American dream or exploring the ethos of rampant materialsim or telling of the profitability of violence and the ironies of upward mobility in a Latin American shantytown, these are stories that hold to the marrow of a merciless exactitude. 192p.
  • The Angel on the Roof

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111845953
    • Publisher: Harper Collins
    • Published: 2000
    8vo. 1st edition. SIGNED by the author. Mild edgwear to boards and dust jacket. NF/NF.
  • The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060931254
    • Publisher: Perennial
    • Published: April 2001
    Thirty-two stories written over a span of thirty years & four collections, including nine new works, that, along the way, have won O. Henry and Best American Short-Story awards, and other prizes. A New York Times Notable Book. 560p.
  • The Book of Jamaica

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060977078
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: May 1996
    Here, Banks explores the complexities of political life in the Caribbean and its ever-present racial conflicts. The narrator, a 35-year-old college professor from New Hampshire, goes to Jamaica to write a novel and soon becomes embroiled in the struggles between blacks and whites. Partly out of guilt and an intellectual senser of social responsibility, Banks's narrator gets involved in reuniting two clans who have been feuding for generations. Unfortunately, his attempt ends in disaster, and the narrator must deal with his feelings of alienation, isolation, and failure. 336p.
  • The Darling

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060957353
    • Publisher: HarperCollins
    • Published: October 2005
    Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991. The novel is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground. Hannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian husbandbecome friends of the notorious warlord and ex-president, Charles Taylor. Hannah's encounter with Taylor ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist. From the author of 'Rule of the Bone,' 'Continental Drift,' 'Affliction,' and 'Cloudsplitter.' 392p.
  • The Girl with the Golden Shoes

    By Colin Channer

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933354262
    • Publisher: Akashic Books
    • Published: May 2007
    After Estrella Thompson approaches a diver that flops up on a Caribbean island, she is banished from the only home she has ever known, and her first goal is to buy a pair of shoes so that she can find a job.
  • The Relation of My Imprisonment

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780940650251
    • Publisher: Sun & Moon Press
    • Published: March 1984
    When any work connected with coffins, gravestones, or vestments for the dead becomes heresy, a young coffin-maker faces long years in prison for conscientiously following his craft
  • The Reserve

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061430268
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: February 2009
    Part love story, part murder mystery, set on the cusp of WWII, Russell Banks's sharp-witted and deeply engaging new novel raises dangerous questions about class, politics, art, love, and madness - and explores what happens when two powerful personalities, trapped at opposite ends of a social divide, begin to break the rules. Moving from the secluded beauty of the Adirondack wilderness to the skies above war-torn Spain and Fascist Germany, THE RESERVE is a clever, incisive, and passionately romantic novel. 287p.
  • Trailerpark

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $13.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060977061
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: April 1996
    The colorful cast of characters at the Granite State Trailerpark distributed through thirteen related stories. The award-winning novelist and short-story writer Russell Banks offers gripping, realistic portrayals of individual Americans and paints a portrait of new England life that is at once dark, witty, and revealing. First published in 1981. 271p.
  • Varieties of Exile

    By Mavis Gallant

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590170601
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: November 2003
    Mavis Gallant is the modern master of what Henry James called the international story, the fine-grained evocation of the quandaries of people who must make their way in the world without any place to call their own. The irreducible complexity of the very idea of home is especially at issue in the stories Gallant has written about Montreal, where she was born, although she has lived in Paris for more than half a century.Varieties of Exile, Russell Banks's extensive new selection from Gallant's work, demonstrates anew the remarkable reach of this writer's singular art. Among its contents are three previously uncollected stories, as well as the celebrated semi-autobiographical sequence about Linnet Muir—stories that are wise, funny, and full of insight into the perils and promise of growing up and breaking loose.
  • Voyager: Travel Writings

    By Russell Banks

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061857683
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: May 2017
    Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. In Voyager, Russell Banks, a lifelong explorer, shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.

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