9780060927240

Rule of the Bone: A Novel

ISBN 10: 0060927240 / 0-06-092724-0
ISBN 13: 9780060927240
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone." He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.


Review:

"RULE OF THE BONE is a magnificent book. I believed every word of it, forgot I was reading fiction. Russell Banks has created a story that is both shattering and reassuring, and a narrator, Bone, who will stay with me for the rest of my life."

Roddy Doyle, New York Times Book Review

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"Banks offers wry, lacerating descriptions of blue-collar with America, whether in the mall, at Christmas, or on package tours....He gives an impressive new vitality to any number of old formulas in this unfailingly readable novel."

Phil Baker, Times Literary Supplement, 06/30/1995

 

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