Rule of the Bone: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, out of school and in trouble with the police, and takes the name "Bone. He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife.

Rule of the Bone: A Novel #ad - It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. When we first meet him, chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park.

There bone meets i-man, an exiled rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica.

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The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 Touchstone Books Paperback

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Scribner #ad - Homes, denis johnson, Mary Hood, Edward P. Boyle, sandra cisneros, dagoberto gilb, mary gaitskill, janet desaulniers, Anthony Doerr, Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Olen Butler, Ron Hansen, Richard Ford, Peter Ho Davies, Deborah Eisenberg, Junot Diaz, Stuart Dybek, A. M. Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, Amy Tan, short story writers, and novelists.

The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction: 50 North American Stories Since 1970 Touchstone Books Paperback #ad - Contributors include russell banks, Rick Bass, Amy Bloom, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Donald Barthelme, T. C. Jones, joan silber, julie orringer, annie proulx, david leavitt, jamaica kincaid, joyce carol oates, amy tan, rick moody, zz packer, stacey richter, Daniel Orozco, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Walker, David Means, Reginald McKnight, Leslie Marmon Silko, Susan Minot, Susan Sontag, George Saunders, Thom Jones, Antonya Nelson, Jhumpa Lahiri, Melanie Rae Thon, Tim O’Brien, Kelly Link, and Steve Yarbrough.

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Cloudsplitter: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling, last surviving son of America's most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr, Cloudsplitter is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown, John Brown. But within this broader scope, of violence and action in battle, Russell Banks has given us a riveting, suspenseful, heartbreaking narrative filled with intimate scenes of domestic life, 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.

Deeply researched, cloudsplitter is dazzling in its re-creation of the political and social landscape of our history during the years before the Civil War, and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented, brilliantly plotted, when slavery was tearing the country apart.

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Continental Drift P.S.

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Harper Perennial #ad - Now available for the first time in e-book format, disappointment, and a gripping, Russell Banks's Continental Drift is a masterful novel of hope lost and gained, indelible story of fragile lives uprooted and transformed by injustice, a powerful literary classic from one of contemporary fiction's most acclaimed and important writers, and the seductions and realities of the American dream.

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Trailerpark

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Harper Perennial #ad - Get to know the colorful cast of characters at the granite state trailerpark, claudel in number 5 thinks he is lucky until his wife burns down their trailer and runs off with Howie Leeke, where Flora in number 11 keeps more than a hundred guinea pigs andscreams at people to stay away from her babies, and Noni in number 7 has telephone conversations with Jesus and tells the police about them.

In this series of related short stories, russell Banks offers gripping, realistic portrayals of individual Americans and paints a portrait of New England life that is at once dark, witty, and revealing.

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The Sweet Hereafter: A Novel

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Harper Perennial #ad - Using four different narrators, banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonizing questions: when the worst thing happens, who do you blame? In the sweet hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident.

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Lost Memory of Skin

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Ecco #ad - The two men forge a tentative partnership, the Kid remaining wary of the Professor’s motives even as he accepts the counsel and financial assistance of the older man. When the camp beneath the causeway is raided by the police, when a hurricane all but destroys the settlement, and later, and understanding, the Professor tries to help the Kid in practical matters while trying to teach his young charge new ways of looking at, what he has done.

Known in his new identity only as the kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2, 500 feet of anywhere children might gather. A mature and masterful work of contemporary fiction from one of our most accomplished storytellers, Lost Memory of Skin unfolds in language both powerful and beautifully lyrical, show-casing Banks at his most compelling, his reckless sense of humor and intense empathy at full bore.

Lost Memory of Skin #ad - The perfect convergence of writer and subject, lost Memory of Skin probes the zeitgeist of a troubled society where zero tolerance has erased any hope of subtlety and compassion—a society where isolating the offender has perhaps created a new kind of victim. But when the professor’s past resurfaces and threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world, the balance in the two men’s relationship shifts.

Suddenly, the kid must reconsider everything he has come to believe, and choose what course of action to take when faced with a new kind of moral decision. Long one of our most acute and insightful novelists, Russell Banks often examines the indistinct boundaries between our intentions and actions. Enter the professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies.

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Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an A uthor

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - In create your writer platform, you'll learn:   • The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now. How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. Old school" and "new school" approaches to platform, blog posts, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, and social media avenues.

How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, selling more books, practical advice for increasing your visibility, and launching a successful career.

Create Your Writer Platform: The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an A uthor #ad - If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform. Creating a platform isn't just beneficial--it's essential!In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task.

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Social Media for Writers: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books

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Writer's Digest Books #ad - With all of these strategies, techniques, and applicable information, Social Media for Writers is a comprehensive source for all your social media needs! . But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. Maximize the potential of your Online Brand!Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers.

Whether you're just starting to create an audience or looking to refine your online presence, Social Media for Writers will equip you with the essential tools you'll need to succeed. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, and more.

Social Media for Writers: Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books #ad - That's where this guide comes in. In this book you'll learn how to:   • develop an editorial calendar: schedule consistent, and tie them together to develop an authoritative, quality content for your blog and work with other authors on guest posts and blog tours   • Create an online brand: write content for several different networks, trusted voice   • Utilize "best practices": learn the ins-and-outs of the online community and how to maximize the potential of each platform   • Build a community: make connections and create a fan base to endorse your workYou'll also find appendixes that show you how to set up the major social media platforms and perform basic functions.

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Affliction

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Harper Perennial #ad - Told by his articulate, equally scarred younger brother, Wade's story becomes as spellbinding and inexorable as a fuse burning its way to the dynamite. A well-digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town, he is a former high-school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. It is a mark of russell banks' artistry and understanding that Wade comes to loom in one's mind as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition.

. Wade whitehouse is an improbable protagonist for a tragedy.

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American Salvage Made in Michigan Writers Series

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Wayne State University Press #ad - A lush and rowdy collection of stories set in a rural Michigan landscape, where wildlife, jobs, and ways of life are vanishing.

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