Get to know the colorful cast of characters at the Granite State Trailerpark, where Flora in number 11 keeps more than a hundred guinea pigs and screams at people to stay away from her babies, Claudel in number 5 thinks he is lucky until his wife burns down their trailer and runs off with Howie Leeke, and Noni in number 7 has telephone conversations with Jesus and tells the police about them. In this series of related short stories, Russell Banks offers gripping, realistic portrayals of individual Americans and paints a portrait of New England life that is at once dark, witty, and revealing.
- Paperback | 271 pages
- 137.16 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
- 10 May 1996
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
Back cover copy
In this series of related short stories, the author offers gripping, realistic portrayals of individual Americans and paints a portrait of New England life that is at once dark, witty, and revealing.
"The stories that work have the fire and ice that loom over life and the magic that comes from a good story well and craftily told.""--Boston Globe""Each story is uncommonly good ... surprising, lively writing and believablyhuman characters.... Banks has a terrific eye, mordant yet affectionate, forthe bric-a-brac and the pathos of the American dream ."-- "Washington Post Book World""Mesmerizing .... There are times when Banks's prose fairly dazzles."-- "Publishers Weekly"