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A Permanent Member of the Family

A Permanent Member of the Family

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
A masterly collection of new stories from Russell Banks, acclaimed author of The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone, which maps the complex terrain of the modern American family.

The New York Times lauds Russell Banks as "the most compassionate fiction writer working today," and hails him as a novelist who delivers, "wrenching, panoramic visions of American moral life." Long celebrated for his unflinching, empathetic works that explore the unspoken but hard realities of contemporary culture, Banks now turns his keen intelligence and emotional acuity on perhaps his most complex subject yet: the shape of family in its many forms.

Suffused with Banks's trademark lyricism and reckless humor, the 12 stories in A Permanent Member of the Family examine the myriad ways we try - and sometimes fail - to connect with one another, as we seek a home in the world. In the title story, a father looks back on the legend of the cherished family dog whose divided loyalties mirrored the fragmenting of his marriage.

Moving between the stark beauty of winter in upstate New York and the seductive heat of Florida, A Permanent Member of the Family charts with subtlety and precision the ebb and flow of both the families we make for ourselves and the ones we're born into, as it asks how we know the ones we love and, in turn, ourselves. One of our most acute and penetrating authors, Banks's virtuosic writing animates stories that are profoundly humane, deeply - and darkly - funny, and absolutely unforgettable.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Permanent Member of the Family, A
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 0-06-185765-3 / 978-0-06-185765-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
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Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 1-84668-972-4 / 978-1-84668-972-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clerkenwell Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 0-06-185766-1 / 978-0-06-185766-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family: Selected Stories
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 0-345-80812-6 / 978-0-345-80812-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 1-84668-969-4 / 978-1-84668-969-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clerkenwell Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 1-4829-6950-5 / 978-1-4829-6950-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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November 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
ISBN: 1-4829-6949-1 / 978-1-4829-6949-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA Kindle edition
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   

November 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Permanent Member of the Family
Author(s): Russell Banks
Publisher: Clerkenwell Press
Availability: Amazon UK   



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