An Omnibus Edition of Three Classic Early Novels from the Critically Acclaimed Author of Cloudsplitter and Affliction
Family Life: Russell Banks's first novel is an adult fairy tale of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom where the myriad dramas of domesticity blend with an outrageous slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love in all guises, transcendent or otherwise.
Hamilton Stark: This tale of a solitary, boorish, misanthropic New Hampshire pipe fitterthe sole inhabitant of the house from which he evicted his own motheris at once a compelling meditation on identity and a thoroughly engaging story of life on the cold edge of New England.
The Relation of My Imprisonment: Utilizing a form invented by imprisoned seventeenth-century Puritan divinesan utterly sincere and detailed, if highly artificial, recounting of great sufferingBanks's novel is a remarkably inventive, lovingly good-humored argument, exploration, and map of the caged religious mind.
About the Author
Russell Banks is 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 awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. He lives in upstate New York and Miami, Florida.