Hamilton Stark

Hamilton Stark

3.36 (124 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$15.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Hamilton Stark is a New Hampshire pipe fitter and the sole inhabitant of the house from which he evicted his own mother. He is the villain of five marriages and the father of a daughter so obsessed that she had been writing a book about him for years. Hamilton Stark is a boor, a misanthrope, a handsome man: funny, passionately honest, and a good dancer. The narrator, a middle-aged writer, decides to write about Stark as a hero whose anger and solitude represent passion and wisdom. At the same time that he tells Hamilton Stark's story, he describes the process of writing the novel and the complicated connections between truth and fiction. As Stark slips in and out of focus, maddeningly elusive and fascinatingly complex, this beguiling novel becomes at once a compelling meditation on identity and a thoroughly engaging story of life on the cold edge of New England.
show more

Out of ideas for the holidays?

Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 127 x 203.96 x 20.57mm | 344.73g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060977051
  • 9780060977054

Review quote

"Banks has skillfully used his repertoire of contemporary techniques to write a novel that is classically American -- a dark, but sometimes funny, romance with echoes of Poe and Melville.""--Washington Post""Stunning and original.... Russell Banks's most sustained, intricate, and impressive work to dote.... Bunks is a writer who has a mind."--" Chicago Sun-Times ""A successIronic, melancholy, and haunting."--" Newsweek"
show more

Rating details

124 ratings
3.36 out of 5 stars
5 12% (15)
4 31% (38)
3 41% (51)
2 14% (17)
1 2% (3)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X