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Affliction by Russell Banks

Wade Whitehouse is an improbable protagonist for a tragedy. A well-digger and policeman in a bleak New Hampshire town, he is a former high-school star gone to beer fat, a loner with a mean streak. Wade comes to loom in one's mind as a blue-collar American Everyman afflicted by the dark secret of the macho tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517064061
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/28/1991

About the Author

Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is one of America’s most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He lives in upstate New York and Miami, Florida.

Date of Birth:

March 28, 1940

Place of Birth:

Newton, Massachusetts

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Affliction 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel was unbelieveable. It will always keep you on the edge of your seat. The details and descriptions of the main character's troubled childhood and the rising action throughout the novel are so well written that not only can you relate to it and show your own emotions toward the plot, but you can picture yourself their as well. I would highly recommend this book! You will not be disappointed!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is such a triller!!The drama and heartache that the characters have to deal with and go through really touch your heart and mind. Wade goes through so many hard times and deals with so much in his life that one day he just goes crazy and kills his father and the man that took over his job. Wade felt like he had nothing left in the world, and that the cause of all of his problems were brought upon him from the abuise of his father and also the man that stole his job, the last place he could be free and away from all his pain. Wades brother (the auther) tells the story so accuretly, and shows the true felt emotions that Wade had to go through. I definently recommend this book to readers who enjoy true heart wrenching stories.