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Series No.: NAF 12
ISBN: 978-1557130044, Pages: 144
American Literature, Fiction
A Sun & Moon title.
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In Family Life, Russell Banks's first fiction, he transforms the dramas of domesticity into the story of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom. Life inside this kingdom includes the king (dubbed "the Hearty" or "the Bluff"), who squeals angrily as is his wont; the queen, who, while pondering the mirror in her chambers, decides to write a book; three adolescent princes who are, respectively, a superb wrestler, a fanatical sports car driver, and a sullen drunk. Then there are the mysterious Green Man with a thing for princes; the Loon, who lives in a tree house designed by Christopher Wren; and a whole slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love and loss and laughter.
Russell Banks's work has been translated into 20 languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. His main works include Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. The latter two fictions were each made into feature films in 1997.