The Darling

The Darling

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Hannah Musgrave is on the run: from her adoring parents, her many lovers, even from herself. As a young woman she worked for a Boston terrorist group which has put her on the FBI's most wanted list, forcing her to flee to Liberia in West Africa. There she marries an ambitious young politician and settles down. But Hannah can never quite bridge the differences between herself and her African husband. Liberia is a country on the verge of explosion and the threat of civil war is ever present. The violent events that follow touch everyone close to Hannah and, once again, she has to flee. This time, though, the past won't disappear.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 110 x 172 x 30mm | 240.41g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export and UK open market ed
  • 0747580707
  • 9780747580706

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'Again and again, Banks conjures the sights and sounds of Africa in vivid detail ... admirable, compelling, always surprising' New York Times 'Hannah Musgrave is a completely believable character, and her story is powerfully affecting ... he has produced a novel that is searing, demanding and unforgettable' Newsday 'His are big novels, with daring, sweep and depth. In The Darling, he is working at full strength, and readers are in his debt' Washington Post 'Urgent, passionate, compelling ... it deserves to stand beside Conrad and Greene' Guardian
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About Russell Banks

Russell Banks is the critically acclaimed author of Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter (the film by Atom Egoyan won the Grand Prix and International Critics Prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival), Rule of the Bone and Continental Drift, amongst others. A winner of numerous fellowships and prizes, he writes regularly for Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Harper's. Russell Banks currently lives in upstate New York.
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2,154 ratings
3.77 out of 5 stars
5 23% (495)
4 42% (904)
3 26% (567)
2 7% (142)
1 2% (46)
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