February 1, 1999|
Cloudsplitter by RUSSELL BANKS
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A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling, Cloudsplitter is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown, last surviving son of America's most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr, John Brown. Deeply researched, brilliantly plotted, and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented, Cloudsplitter is dazzling in its re-creation of the political and social landscape of our history during the years before the Civil War, when slavery was tearing the country apart. But within this broader scope, Russell Banks has given us a riveting, suspenseful, heartbreaking narrative filled with intimate scenes of domestic life, of violence and action in battle, of romance and familial life and death that make the reader feel in astonishing ways what it is like to be alive in that time.

Russel Banks was raised in New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts. The eldest of four children, he grew up in a working-class environment, which has played a major role in his writing. Mr. Banks (who was the first in his family to go to college) attended Colgate University, and later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of No...
Product dimensions:768 pages, 8.03 X 5.37 X 1.81 in
Shipping dimensions:768 pages, 8.03 X 5.37 X 1.81 in
Published:February 1, 1999
Publisher:Harper Perennial
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060930868

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