Continental Drift

Continental Drift

by Russell Banks


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“The most convincing portrait I know of contemporary America . . . a great American novel.”— James Atlas, The Atlantic Monthly

A reissue of Russell Banks’ classic novel about love and sex, racism and poverty, and the failures of the American dream, now with P.S. and as a Harper Perennial Modern Classic.

Russell Bank’s searing tale of uprootedness, migration, and exploitation in contemporary America brings together two of the dominant realms of his fiction—New England and the Caribbean—skillfully braided into one taut narrative. Continental Drift is the story of a young blue-collar worker and family man who abandons his broken dreams in New Hampshire and the story of a young Haitian woman who, with her nephew and baby, flees the brutal injustice and poverty of her homeland.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060854942
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/13/2007
Series: P.S. Series
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 579,619
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.02(d)

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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