Affliction

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Product Details

Price
$16.99
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060920074

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About the Author

Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, was 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 he received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He died in January 2023 at the age of eighty-two.

Reviews

"Banks has taken on a profound theme, the ruinous and awful affliction of violence that seems to live like a secret blood-disease handed down in men like Wade....He turns it into a living art that can bring recognition and awe." -- Los Angeles Book Review

"What makes Affliction remarkable is that Banks make a cowardly, violent man profoundly understandable, as Dreiser did with Clyde Griffiths in An American Tragedy." -- Newsweek

"A compelling portrait of a man. . . at once moving and disturbing." -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Magnificently convincing . . . beautifully sustained, suspenseful." -- New York Times Book Review

"Russell Banks is a writer of extraordinary power." -- Gail Caldwell, Boston Globe