Fed up with his meager life in New Hampshire, Bob Dubois moves his family to Florida and illegally smuggles Haitians into the U.S. Vanise and her nephew and baby are among those Bob smuggles, and their destinies meet in a shocking twist of events. Originally published to great acclaim in 1985.Fed up with his meager life in New Hampshire, Bob Dubois moves his family to Florida and illegally smuggles Haitians into the U.S. Vanise and her nephew and baby are among those Bob smuggles, and their destinies meet in a shocking twist of events. Originally published to great acclaim in 1985.Read Less
Cover Design and Illustration By Honi Werner; Book Design By Sidney Feinberg. Near Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First printing of the Harper Perennial Trade paperback edition. xiv, 370pp. Pictorial card covers. Signed by Banks. Slight signs of rubbing to head of spine/rear panel with remainder mark to bottom edge o/w Fine, and appears unread. "A powerful literary classic from one of contemporary fiction's most acclaimed and important writers, Russell Banks's 'Continental Drift' is a masterful novel of hope lost and gained, and a gripping, indelible story of fragile lives uprooted and transformed by injustice, disappointment, and the seductions and realities of the American dream. " "Russell Banks...explores the themes of good and evil, fate and freedom, success and failure, love and sex, and racism and poverty through alternating chapters focusing of dual protagonists: Bob Dubois, 30, who forsakes his dead-end job as an oil burner repairman in New Hampshire to begin a new life in Florida, and Vanise Dorsinville, a young, illiterate Haitian mother who seeks refuge from poverty by fleeing to America...Original in conception, gripping in execution. "-Newsday.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Signed by the author on the title page. Pages toned. A novel about a young Haitian woman and a young New England man who both emigrate to Florida to pursue the American dream. Shortly after this novel was published,... 0241115701. 366 pages; Signed by Author.
Very Good in Very Good, Price Clipped jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) First edition, first printing as evidenced by a complete number line from 1 to 10; signed by Russell Banks on the title page with no inscription; some edge wear to boards and dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition; dust jacket is protected by a Brodart sleeve.
Cloth. Good/Fine. Hard Cover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Used hardcover, dust jacket in protective brodart plastic, First Edition, Signed by Author.366 pages, . A major novel about uprootedness an d exploitation in contemporary America. Russell Banks has brought together the two dominating realms of his previous fiction. New England and The Caribbean by skillfully braiding into one taut narriat i ve, the story of Robert Dubois, a young oil burner repairman who abandons his meager life in New Hamphire, and the story of vanise Dorsinville, a young Haitian woman who, with her nephew and baby, is fleeing from the brutal injustice and poverty of her homeland.
Very Good in Very Good+ jacket. Signed by Author Slight fading along lower edges of boards and light rubs at spine ends. No prev. owner name. DJ with slight rubs at edges and a few scuff marks on surface of rear panel. B&W drawings at beginning of each chapter (illustrator not identified).
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