In "Success Stories, " an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forcerful writers in America today. "Queen for a Day, " "Success Story, " and "Adultery" trace the fortunes of the Painter family in their pursuit of and retreat from the American dream. Banks also explore the ethos of ...Read MoreIn "Success Stories, " an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forcerful writers in America today. "Queen for a Day, " "Success Story, " and "Adultery" trace the fortunes of the Painter family in their pursuit of and retreat from the American dream. Banks also explore the ethos of rampiant materialism in a group of contemporary moral fables. "The Fish" is an evocative parable of faith and greed set in a Southeast Asian village, "The Gully" tells of the profitability of violence and the ironies of upward mobility in a Latin American shantytown, and "Children's Story" explores the repressed rage and boils beneath the surface of relationships between parents and children and between citizens of the first and third worlds.Read Less
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0060155671. Signed by Banks on the title page. Foxing to the dust jacket flaps, and light creasing to the dust jacket. In these 12 stories, the author of The Sweet Hereafter sounds a cautionary note, writing about people who get what they want but find themselves dissatisfied to varying degrees.; Signed by Author.
Very Good. Very Good Dust Jacket. Signed 1st edition, 1st printing. Stated first edition, with full number line indicating a first printing. Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket. DJ protected in Mylar wraps. Signed by Russell Banks on title page (no inscription! ). Top outside corner very lightly bumped, DJ has minor age-toning. A nice copy! Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Fine dust jacket. A collection of stories, whose venues range from New England to Latin America to Southeast Asia. Inscribed by the author. Production flaw has created an intricate railroad track pattern across the spine cloth; odd but fine in its own way; beneath a fine jacket.
First edition, first prnt. Minimal shelfwear, mostly at lower corner of front board; dustjacket with short shallow crease on front flap. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo; [viii], 183,  pages. 0060155671. A just about Fine First Printing of the First Edition in Near Fine condition with minor edgewear, slightly tanned dust-jacket, signed and inscribed by author Russell Banks on the title page; Last year Russell Banks made his mark with Continental Drift, one of the strongest novels of the year, and as it may well prove to be, of the decade. Both realistic and visionary, the story of Bob DuBois, a solid blue-collar worker in a radical state of drift, is a tragedy from the broken heartland of America, a good man led into evil by the economic nihilism of our time and place. Most of the twelve narratives in Success Stories touch on the same subject, though in ways that are more various, open, and low-keyed (from the dust-jacket)
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Signed by Banks on the title page. Faint foxing to page tops. A collection of eight short stories by the critically-acclaimed and versatile author. 0060155671. 183 pages; Signed by Author.
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