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The Resource Lost memory of skin, by Russell Banks, (sound recording)

Lost memory of skin, by Russell Banks, (sound recording)

Label
Lost memory of skin
Title
Lost memory of skin
Statement of responsibility
by Russell Banks
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a novel that illuminates the shadowed edges of contemporary American culture with startling and unforgettable results. Suspended in a strangely modern day version of limbo, the young man at the center of this morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. 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. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence under a south Florida causeway, in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders. Barely beyond childhood himself, the Kid, despite his crime, is in many ways an innocent, trapped by impulses and foolish choices he himself struggles to comprehend. Enter the Professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies. A university sociologist of enormous size and intellect, he finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and recidivism among convicted sex offenders. 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, and later, when a hurricane all but destroys the settlement, the Professor tries to help the Kid in practical matters while trying to teach his young charge new ways of looking at, and understanding, what he has done. 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. In this novel the author examines the indistinct boundaries between our intentions and actions. It 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
Summary
A young outcast known as the Kid who lives with other sex offenders in a makeshift encampment under a south Florida causeway is taken up by a professor of sociology who sees in the Kid a perfect subject for his research. The Kid accepts the counsel and financial assistance of the older man, but when the Professor's past resurfaces and threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world, the balance in the two men's relationship shifts.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10294779
Cataloging source
GO9
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banks, Russell
Dewey number
813.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Scott Shepherd
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Shepherd, Scott
  • Recorded Books, LLC
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True
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  • Sex offenders
  • Ex-convicts
  • Homeless persons
  • Sociologists
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lost memory of skin, by Russell Banks, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn755082845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 sound discs (13.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781461825678
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C00009
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)755082845
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lost memory of skin, by Russell Banks, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • "With tracks every 3 minutes for easy book marking"--Container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn755082845
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 sound discs (13.75 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781461825678
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
C00009
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)755082845
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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