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The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks

The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks
Author: Russell Banks
ISBN 13: 9780060931254
ISBN 10: 60931256
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2001-04-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
List Price: $15.95

After nine critically acclaimed novels, Russell Banks has firmly established himself as one of the great American novelists. But throughout his career Banks has also been a master of the short form, publishing four story collections, winning O. Henry and Best American Short Story Awards and other prizes, and contributing stories to such publications as Esquire, New American Review, Antaeus, Mississippi Review, and Partisian Review. Now, with The Angel on the Roof, Banks offers readers an astonighsing collection of thirty years of his short fiction. As is characteristic of all Banks's works, these stories resonate with irony and compassion, honsty and insight, extending into the vast territory of the heart and world, from working-class New England to Florida and the Caribbean and Africa. Along with nine new stories that are among the finest fiction he has ever written, Banks has selected the best pieces from his previous collections and revised them especially for this volume. Broad in scope and rich in imagination, The Angel on the Roof is a true representation of the breadth of Russell Bank's work and affirms his place on one of the masters of American storytelling.

San Diego Union Tribune

Banks has selected thirty-one stories from his four previous collections. . .and from others that have appeared in periodicals. In them, he wrestles with the angel until it blesses him with the transformative power of art.