Rule of the Bone

Rule of the Bone

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Bone is a punked-out teenager, living in a trailer with his alcoholic mother and abusive stepfather. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he's now into drugs and shoplifting as he drifts through dope squats and shopping malls. Until, breaking away from a group of biker thieves, he finds refuge in an abandoned school bus with I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian who dramatically changes his life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 254g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747585318
  • 9780747585312
  • 297,790

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'An immediate American classic, a Huck Finn for our times ... A wonderful novel, a true story of redemption' Mail on Sunday 'Of the many writers working in the great tradition today, one of the best is Russell Banks ... Intoxicating and unsparing, Rule of the Bone is a romance for a world fast running out of room for childhood' Jonathan Franzen 'A magnificent book ... Russell Banks has created a story that is both shattering and reassuring, and a narrator, Bone, who will stay with me for the rest of my life' Roddy Doyle 'Funny, moving and utterly convincing' Sunday Times
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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), Continental Drift and The Darling, 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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Rating details

7,331 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2,157)
4 39% (2,834)
3 24% (1,725)
2 6% (456)
1 2% (159)
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