The Darling

Author:   Russell Banks
Publisher:   Harper Perennial
ISBN:  

9780060957353


Pages:   391
Publication Date:   11 October 2005
Format:   Paperback
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The Darling


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Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground. Hannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends of the notorious warlord and ex-president, Charles Taylor. Hannah's encounter with Taylor ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice.

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Author:   Russell Banks
Publisher:   Harper Perennial
Imprint:   Harper Perennial
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.363kg
ISBN:  

9780060957353


ISBN 10:   0060957352
Pages:   391
Publication Date:   11 October 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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In The Darling, he is working at full strength, and his readers are in his debt. -- Washington Post Book World


Banks s novel is a vivid account of a time of terror, exposing the secrets of the soul. --O magazine


-Extraordinary...Banks is the rare epic novelist.---Virginian Pilot


In The Darling, he is working at full strength, and his readers are in his debt. --Washington Post Book World Powerful and evocative... --Newsweek Extraordinary...Banks is the rare epic novelist. --Virginian Pilot Once again, he has produced a novel that is searing, demanding and unforgettable. --Newsweek A powerful new novel. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch Banks creates a heroine every bit as complex and flawed as someone out of Jane Austen. --Hartford Courant Banks has created a heroine every bit as complex and flawed as something out of Jane Austen. --St. Petersburg Times Hannah's story shows why Banks ranks among our boldest artists. --Boston Globe Reverberating with ideas and startling prose. --Village Voice Banks's novel is a vivid account of a time of terror, exposing the secrets of the soul. --O magazine Banks' mastery of his material makes this a compelling and important book. --Orlando Sentinel Banks has written a novel that is utterly accessible, forcefully wrought and undeniably passionate. --Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers


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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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