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Title:Cloudsplitter
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Publisher:Harper Perennial
ISBN:0060930861
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Number of Pages:758
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction

Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Cloudsplitter A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling em Cloudsplitter em is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown last surviving son of America s most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr John Brown Deeply researched brilliantly plotted and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented em Cloudsplitter em is dazzling in its re creation of the political and social landscape of our history during the years before the Civil War when slavery was tearing the country apart But within this broader scope Russell Banks has given us a riveting suspenseful heartbreaking narrative filled with intimate scenes of domestic life of violence and action in battle of romance and familial life and death that make the reader feel in astonishing ways what it is like to be alive in that time

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Cloudsplitter, Lost Memory of Skin, The Reserve, A Permanent Member of the Family, The Darling, Affliction, The Angel on the Roof, Rule of the Bone, The Sweet Hereafter, Continental Drift
In the tradition em Huckleberry Finn em and em The Catcher in the Rye em Russell Banks s quintessential novel of a disaffected homeless youth living on the edge of society redefines the young modern anti hero em Rule of the Bone em has its own culture and language and Bone is sure to become a beloved character for generations em San Francisco Chronicle em With a compelling off beat protagonist evocative of Holden Caulfield and Quentin Coldwater and a narrative voice that masterfully and naturally captures the nuances of a modern vernacular Banks s haunting and powerful novel is an indisputable and unforgettable modern classic, When fourteen children from the small town of Sam Dent are lost in a tragic accident its citizens are confronted with one of life s most difficult and disturbing questions When the worst happens whom do you blame and how do you cope Masterfully written it is a large hearted novel that brings to life a cast of unforgettable small town characters and illuminates the mysteries and realities of love as well as grief, Part love story part murder mystery set on the cusp of the Second World War Russell Banks s sharp witted and deeply engaging new novel raises dangerous questions about class politics art love and madness and explores what happens when two powerful personalities trapped at opposite ends of a social divide begin to break the rules br br Twenty nine year old Vanessa Cole is a wild stunningly beautiful heiress the adopted only child of a highly regarded New York brain surgeon and his socialite wife Twice married Vanessa has been scandalously linked to any number of rich and famous men But on the night of July at her parents country home in a remote Adirondack Mountain enclave known as The Reserve two events coincide to permanently alter the course of Vanessa s callow life her father dies suddenly of a heart attack and a mysteriously seductive local artist Jordan Groves blithely lands his Waco biplane in the pristine waters of the forbidden Upper Lake br br Jordan s reputation has preceded him he is internationally known as much for his exploits and conquests as for his paintings themselves and here in the midst of the Great Depression his leftist loyalties seem suspiciously undercut by his wealth and elite clientele But for all his worldly swagger Jordan is as staggered by Vanessa s beauty and charm as she is by his defiant independence He falls easy prey to her electrifying personality but it is not long before he discovers that the heiress carries a dark deeply scarring family secret Emotionally unstable from the start and further unhinged by her father s unexpected death Vanessa begins to spin wildly out of control manipulating and destroying the lives of all who cross her path br br Moving from the secluded beauty of the Adirondack wilderness to the skies above war torn Spain and Fascist Germany em The Reserve em is a clever incisive and passionately romantic novel of suspense that adds a new dimension to this acclaimed author s extraordinary repertoire, With em The Angel on the Roof em Russell Banks offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of his short fiction revised especially for this volume and highlighted by the inclusion of nine new stories that are among the finest he has ever written As is characteristic of all of Bank s works these stories resonate with irony and compassion honesty and insight extending into the vast territory of the heart and the world from working class New England to Florida and the Caribbean and Africa Broad in scope and rich in imagination em The Angel on the Roof em affirms Russell Banks s place as one of the masters of American storytelling