Thursday, July 22, 2010

Affliction by Russell Banks

The next book discussion will be on Thursday, August 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the library. Copies of Affliction by Russell Banks are available in the library. The discussion leader will be Patrick Anderson.
"Wade Whitehouse is a well digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town---a former high school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. Through Russell Banks's artistry Wade emerges as a blue-colar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of macho tradition. 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." (from the back cover)
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