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ISBN-10: 0060920076
ISBN-13: 9780060920074
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 09/26/1990
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.30" W, 0.90" H

Affliction

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Overview

Wade Whitehouse is an improbable protagonist for a tragedy. A well-digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town, he is a former high-school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. It is a mark of Russell Banks’ artistry and understanding that Wade comes to loom in one’s mind as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition. Told by his articulate, equally scarred younger brother, Wade’s story becomes as spellbinding and inexorable as a fuse burning its way to the dynamite.

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"Magnificently convincing . . . beautifully sustained, suspenseful."– "New York Times Book Review""Banks has taken on a profound theme, the ruinous and awful affliction of violence that seems to live like a secret blood-disease handed down in men like Wade....He turns it into a living art that can bring recognition and awe."– "Los Angeles Book Review""Russell Banks is a writer of extraordinary power."– Gail Caldwell, "Boston Globe""A compelling portrait of a man...at once moving and disturbing."– Michiko Kakutani, "New York Times"
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ISBN-10: 0060920076
ISBN-13: 9780060920074
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 09/26/1990
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.30" W, 0.90" H
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