A Permanent Member of the Family

A Permanent Member of the Family

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One of America's most prestigious writers, Russell Banks is a literary icon whose works probe the deepest recesses of American life. His profound and resonant stories of the lives of ordinary Americans have appeared regularly in anthologies and collections, including The Best American Short Stories. Reminiscent of Don DeLillo and Raymond Carver, this collection of twelve short works showcases a master at the peak of his intuitive powers. As he did in his haunting, classic works The Sweet Hereafter, Rule of the Bone and Lost Memory of Skin, Banks explores provocative themes with pathos and sharp insight. Each of the stories in this powerful collection demonstrates the range of his narrative virtuosity and a startlingly panoramic vision of humanity which recalls the moral sweep of John Steinbeck's writing. A Permanent Member of the Family is a stunning addition to the canon of a writer 'whose great works resonate with such heart and soul' (New York Times).... ticket payout, which will never come, and the vehicle will be finally sold for junk. there is a black 2002 Honda Civic fastback that at first looks good to her, ... End of the line, for sure. the sign in the window says, Retail Price $4950, Special Offer $2950. there is a blue 1999 Mercury grand Marquis with half the ... so shea#39;ll have to tie it closed with wire to keep it from yawning open when she drives it to work.

Title:A Permanent Member of the Family
Author:Russell Banks
Publisher:Profile Books - 2013-11-07


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