The Resource A permanent member of the family, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)

A permanent member of the family, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)

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A permanent member of the family
Title
A permanent member of the family
Statement of responsibility
Russell Banks
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Language
eng
Summary
A masterly collection of new stories from Russell Banks, acclaimed author of The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone, which maps the complex terrain of the modern American family The New York Times lauds Russell Banks as "the most compassionate fiction writer working today" and hails him as a novelist who delivers "wrenching, panoramic visions of American moral life." Long celebrated for his unflinching, empathetic works that explore the unspoken but hard realities of contemporary culture, Banks now turns his keen intelligence and emotional acuity on perhaps his most complex subject yet: the shape of family in its many forms. Suffused with Banks's trademark lyricism and reckless humor, the twelve stories in A Permanent Member of the Family examine the myriad ways we try-and sometimes fail-to connect with one another, as we seek a home in the world. In the title story, a father looks back on the legend of the cherished family dog whose divided loyalties mirrored the fragmenting of his marriage. In "Christmas Party," a young man entertains dark thoughts as he watches his newly remarried ex-wife leading the life he once imagined they would share. "A Former Marine" asks, to chilling effect, if one can ever stop being a parent. And in the haunting, evocative "Veronica," a mysterious woman searching for her missing daughter may not be who she claims she is. Moving between the stark beauty of winter in upstate New York and the seductive heat of Florida, A Permanent Member of the Family charts with subtlety and precision the ebb and flow of both the families we make for ourselves and the ones we're born into, as it asks how we know the ones we love and, in turn, ourselves. One of our most acute and penetrating authors, Banks's virtuosic writing animates stories that are profoundly humane, deeply-and darkly-funny, and absolutely unforgettable
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1940-
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Banks, Russell
Dewey number
813/.54
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Danny Campbell
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  • Campbell, Danny
  • hoopla digital
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  • Families
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Label
A permanent member of the family, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11588868
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digital storage
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MWT11588868
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 58 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11588868
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A permanent member of the family, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11588868
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11588868
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 58 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11588868
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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