Success Stories

Success Stories

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In "Success Stories, " an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forcerful writers in America today. "Queen for a Day, " "Success Story, " and "Adultery" trace the fortunes of the Painter family in their pursuit of and retreat from the American dream. Banks also explore the ethos of rampiant materialism in a group of contemporary moral fables. "The Fish" is an evocative parable of faith and greed set in a Southeast Asian village, "The Gully" tells of the profitability of violence and the ironies of upward mobility in a Latin American shantytown, and "Children's Story" explores the repressed rage and boils beneath the surface of relationships between parents and children and between citizens of the first and third worlds.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 134.62 x 198.12 x 15.24mm | 90.72g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0060927194
  • 9780060927196
  • 2,165,238

Review quote

"Each story is uncommonly good...surprising, lively writing and believably human characters....Banks has a terrific eye, mordant yet affectionate, for the bric-a-brac and the pathos of the American dream.""--Washington Post Book World"
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163 ratings
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4 39% (64)
3 34% (56)
2 7% (11)
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