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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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The Angel on the Roof


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Russell Banks has established himself as one of the great novelists of our time. But he has also been a master of the short form, publishing four story collections, winning O. Henry and Best American Short Story awards. Now with The Angel on the Roof he offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of short fiction characteristically resonant with irony and compassion, honesty and insight, extending into the vast territory of the heart and the world, from working-class New England to Florida, the Caribbean and Africa. Along with nine new stories, he has selected the best from his collections and revised them for this volume. Broad in scope and rich in imagination, The Angel on the Roof is a magnificent book that affirms his place as one of the masters of modern storytelling.


"I trust his portrait of America more than any other." Michael Ondaatje


"If you've never read Russell Banks, its time you acquired the habit." Elmore Leonard

About the Author

Russell Banks is the author of thirteen works of fiction, and has received numerous awards, including the John Dos Passos Prize, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in upstate New York.

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