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Hamilton Stark

Banks, R.

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ISBN 10: 0395264715 / ISBN 13: 9780395264713
Editore: Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1978
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Titolo: Hamilton Stark

Casa editrice: Houghton Mifflin, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1978

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro:New

Condizione sovraccoperta: New

autografato: Signed by Author(s)

Edizione: 1st Edition

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Hamilton Stark is a New Hampshire pipe fitter and the sole inhabitant of the house from which he evicted his own mother. He is the villain of five marriages and the father of a daughter so obsessed that she has been writing a book about him for years. Hamilton Stark is a boor, a misanthrope, a handsome man: funny, passionately honest, and a good dancer. The narrator, a middle-aged writer, decides to write about Stark as a hero whose anger and solitude represent passion and wisdom. At the same time that he tells Hamilton Stark's story, he describes the process of writing the novel and the complicated connections between truth and fiction. As Stark slips in and out of focus, maddeningly elusive and fascinatingly complex, this beguiling novel becomes at once a compelling meditation on identity and a thoroughly engaging story of life on the cold edge of New England.

About the Author:

Russell Banks is one of America's most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He lives in upstate New York and Miami, Florida.

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