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Outer Banks: Three Early Novels

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An Omnibus Edition of Three Classic Early Novels from the Critically Acclaimed Author of Cloudsplitter and Affliction

Family Life: Russell Banks's first novel is an adult fairy tale of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom where the myriad dramas of domesticity blend with an outrageous slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love in all

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Paperback, 560 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by Harper Perennial
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John
Jul 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Enjoyed "Family Life." "Hamilton Stark" was tough sledding. Gave up during "The Relation of My Imprisonment."
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Feb 02, 2009 rated it liked it
I am generally a fan of Russel Banks: "The Sweet Hereafter" is one of the most devestatingly beautiful New England novels of the last 25 years if you ask me, and I have read few collections of short stories as cohesive and compelling as "Trailerpark." "Outerbanks" collects Banks's three first novels, so to be fair I should mention that the three-star review is sort of an average.
The first novel in the collection, "Family Life," I would probably rate at two and a half stars. It's a sort of Medie
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i've never read anything like Hamilton Stark before.
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Russell Banks is a member of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. He has written fiction, and more recently, non-fiction, with Dreaming up America. His main works include the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplit ...more

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