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Rule of the Bone

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Rule of the Bone

Novel

By Russell Banks

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060927240, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 27, 1996

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Description
In the tradition Huckleberry Finn and The Catcherin the Rye, Russell Banks's quintessential novel of adisaffected homeless youth living on the edge of society "redefines theyoung modern anti-hero. . . . Rule of the Bone has its own culture andlanguage, and Bone is sure to become a beloved character for generations" (SanFrancisco Chronicle). Witha compelling, off-beat protagonist evocative of Holden Caulfield and QuentinColdwater, and a narrative voice that masterfully and naturally captures thenuances of a modern vernacular, Banks's haunting and powerful novel is anindisputable--and unforgettable--modern classic.
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