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Trailerpark

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 137.16 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 006097706X
  • 9780060977061
  • 479,709

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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.
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Review quote

"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"
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Rating details

899 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 22% (196)
4 45% (406)
3 28% (249)
2 4% (37)
1 1% (11)
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