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A Permanent Member of the Family

By Russell Banks, 1940- author

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.

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Author: Banks, Russell, 1940- author
Summary: 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.
Title: A permanent member of the family / Russell Banks.
Subject: Short Stories (single author) Literary Families -- United States -- Fiction. United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
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Format: Ebook
Author: Banks, Russell, 1940- author.
Summary: 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.
Title: A permanent member of the family / Russell Banks.
Edition: First edition.
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages ;1.01 ;6.00 w. ;9.00 h.)
Subjects: Short Stories (single author)
Subjects: Literary
Subjects: Families -- United States -- Fiction.
Subjects: United States -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
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Notes: Available: 2013/11/12.
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Notes: Description based on print version record.
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