The Darling by Russell BanksThe Darling by Russell Banks

The Darling

byRussell Banks

Paperback | October 31, 2005

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Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground.

Hannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends of the notorious warlord and ex-president, Charles Taylor. Hannah's encounter with Taylor ultimately triggers a series of events whose momentum catches Hannah's family in its grip and forces her to make a heartrending choice.

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 DarlingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:391 pages, 8.1 × 5.3 × 0.97 inPublished:October 31, 2005Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060957352

ISBN - 13:9780060957353


Editorial Reviews

“Extraordinary...Banks is the rare epic novelist.”