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Success stories

Author: Russell Banks
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Success Stories, an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forceful writers in America today. Queen for a Day, Success Story, and Adultery trace fortunes of the Painter family in there pursuit of and retreat from the American dream. Banks also explores the ethos of rampant materialism in a group of contemporary moral fables. The Fish is an evocating  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Banks, Russell, 1940-
Success stories.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1986
(OCoLC)568756018
Online version:
Banks, Russell, 1940-
Success stories.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1986
(OCoLC)609351902
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell Banks
ISBN: 0060155671 9780060155674
OCLC Number: 12942104
Description: 183 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Queen for a day --
My mother's memoirs, my father's lie, and other true stories --
The fish --
Success story --
The gully --
Adultery --
Hostage --
Mistake --
Children's story --
Sarah Cole : a type of love story --
Captions --
Fleetwood.
Responsibility: Russell Banks.

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In Success Stories, an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forceful writers in America today. Queen for a Day, Success Story, and Adultery trace fortunes of the Painter family in there pursuit of and retreat from the American dream. Banks also explores the ethos of rampant materialism in a group of contemporary moral fables. The Fish is an evocating parable of faith and greed set in a Southeast Asian village, The Gully tells of the profitability of violence and the ironies of upward mobility in a Latin American shantytown, and Children's Story explores the repressed rage that boils beneath the surface of relationships between parents and children and between citizens of the first and third worlds.

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