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FAMILY LIFE.

Banks, Russell.

ISBN 10: 1557130043 / ISBN 13: 9781557130044
Published by SUN & MOON PRESS. LOS ANGELES 1988, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Revised Hardcover Edition. SIGNED by Russell Banks on the title page. About fine in a fine dj. (Hint of faint foxing at top edge); Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 12676

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Title: FAMILY LIFE.

Publisher: SUN & MOON PRESS. LOS ANGELES 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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In Family Life, Russell Banks's first novel, he transforms the dramas of domesticity into the story of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom. Life inside this kingdom includes the king (dubbed "the Hearty" or "the Bluff"), who squeals angrily as is his wont; the queen, who, while pondering the mirror in her chambers, decides to write a book; three adolescent princes who are, respectively, a superb wrestler, a fanatical sports car driver, and a sullen drunk. Then there are the mysterious Green Man with a thing for princes; the Loon, who lives in a tree house designed by Christopher Wren; and a whole slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love and loss and laughter.

About the Author:

Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is one of America’s most prestigious fiction writers, a past president 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 prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He lives in upstate New York and Miami, Florida.

 

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