A mature and masterful work of contemporary fiction from a great American writer. Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, a young man must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and ...Read MoreA mature and masterful work of contemporary fiction from a great American writer. Suspended in a strangely modern-day version of limbo, a young man must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders. Barely beyond childhood himself, the Kid is in many ways an innocent, trapped by impulses and foolish choices. Enter the Professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies. A university sociologist of enormous size and intellect, he finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and reoffending sex offenders. The two men forge a tentative partnership. But when the Professor's past resurfaces and threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world, the balance in the two men's relationship shifts. Suddenly, the Kid must reconsider everything he has come to believe, and choose what course of action to take when faced with a new kind of moral decision.Read Less
Very good. jacket. Signed. First Edition. Signed by author on signature page in front of half-title page. First edition, first printing, with complete number line. Remainder. NOT EX-LIBRARY. Unclipped dust jacket, clean, minor edge wear. Cover is clean, some corner bumping. Pages, with deckled fore edge, are clean and free of markings. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
Very good in very good dust jacket. BU6-A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. The acclaimed author of The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone returns with a provocative new novel that illuminates the shadowed edges of contemporary American culture with startling and unforgettable results. 9.5"x6.5", 416 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
New in New dust jacket. 9780307401731. Flat signed by author on title page. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery.; 1.38 x 9.28 x 6.25 Inches; 432 pages; Signed by Author.
Near Fine in Near Fine, Not 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 half title page with no inscription; a solid, clean, unread copy in collectible condition.
New in New dust jacket. 0307401731. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Flat-signed by author on title page.; 1.38 x 9.28 x 6.25 Inches; 432 pages; Signed by Author.
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 432 p. Audience: General/trade. Russell Banks is one of America's gems. This may be his best book yet. Signed and dated 10/10/11 on the title page.
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