Cloudsplitter

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Product Details
Price
$21.99  $20.45
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
768
Dimensions
5.37 X 8.03 X 1.81 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060930868

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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

"It is surely his best novel, a furious, sprawling drama that commands attention like thunder heard from just over the horizon." -- Time

"A huge and thunderously good book." -- Chicago Tribune

"Deeply affecting...Like the best novels of Nadine Gordimer, it makes us appreciate the dynamic between the personal and the political, the public and the private, and the costs and causes of radical belief." -- New York Times

"Russell Banks's remarkable Cloudsplitter brings Brown back to life, not to teach history, but as the narrator of a morally questioning novel about fathers and sons and fanaticism and how madness is measured when the sane have fled." -- USA Today

"Like our living literary giants Toni Morrison and Thomas Pynchon, Russell Banks is a great writer wrestling with the hidden secrets and explosive realities of this country." -- Cornel West

"Of the many writers working in the great tradition today, one of the best is Russell Banks." -- New York Times Book Review

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

"Russell Banks's work presents without falsehood and with a tough affection the uncompromising moral voice of our time. You find the craziness of false dreams, the political inequalities, and somehow the sliver of redemption. I trust his portrait of America more than any other--the burden of it, the need for it, the hell of it." -- Michael Ondaatje