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ISBN-10: 0060927194
ISBN-13: 9780060927196
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 04/26/1996
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.27" W, 0.51" H

Success Stories

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In Sucess Stories, an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forceful writers in America today. Queen for a Day, Success Story, and Adultery trace fortunes of the Painter family in there pursuit of and retreat from the American dream. Banks also explores the ethos of rampant materialism in a group of contemporary moral fables. The Fish is an evocating parable of faith and greed set in a Southeast Asian village, The Gully tells of the profitability of violence and the ironies of upward mobility in a Latin American shantytown, and Chrildren’s Story explores the repressed rage that boils beneath the surface of relationships between parents and children and between citizens of the first and third worlds.

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"Each story is uncommonly good...surprising, lively writing and believably human characters....Banks has a terrific eye, mordant yet affectionate, for the bric-a-brac and the pathos of the American dream.""–Washington Post Book World"
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ISBN-10: 0060927194
ISBN-13: 9780060927196
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 04/26/1996
Dimensions: 8.00" L, 5.27" W, 0.51" H
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