The Angel On The Roof: The Stories Of Russell Banks by Russell BanksThe Angel On The Roof: The Stories Of Russell Banks by Russell Banks

The Angel On The Roof: The Stories Of Russell Banks

byRussell Banks

Paperback | May 1, 2001

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With The Angel on the Roof, Russell Banks offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of his short fiction, revised especially for this volume and highlighted by the inclusion of nine new stories that are among the finest he has ever written. As is characteristic of all of Bank's works, these stories resonate with irony and compassion, honesty and insight, extending into the vast territory of the heart and the world, from working-class New England to Florida and the Caribbean and Africa. Broad in scope and rich in imagination, The Angel on the Roof affirms Russell Banks's place as one of the masters of American storytelling.
Like many of his characters, Banks is a New Englander drawn to the warmth and mystery of the Caribbean, where he once lived for a year and a half. In his widely acclaimed novel Continental Drift (1985), Banks juxtaposes the lives of two people seeking the American dream. One is a New Hampshire oil-burner repairman who moves his family ...
Title:The Angel On The Roof: The Stories Of Russell BanksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.01 × 5.32 × 1.22 inPublished:May 1, 2001Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060931256

ISBN - 13:9780060931254


Editorial Reviews

"Bank's stories, openly ebracing perplexity and edging toward wisdom, deliver us from banality."-- "Village Voice