Lost Memory of Skin

MP3 CD
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: MP0190
Released: Oct 24, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461840572
Narrator/s: Scott Shepherd
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Description

John Dos Passos Prize winner and two-time Pulitzer nominee Russell Banks is an American literary master. In Lost Memory of Skin he tells the tale of the Kid, who must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Enter the Professor, a university sociologist who finds the Kid a perfect subject for his research. "Banks is in top form [with] a commanding, intrepidly inquisitive, magnificently compassionate, and darkly funny novel of private and societal illusions, maladies, and truths."-Booklist, starred review

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Author(s): Russell Banks
Awards:2012-Fiction-Finalist-Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction,
2012-Fiction-Shortlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Russell Banks
Narrator(s): Scott Shepherd
Product Number C00009
Released: Sep 27, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461825678
eAudio
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Author(s): Russell Banks
Narrator(s): Scott Shepherd
Product Number Z00170
Released: Nov 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461845751
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Author(s): Russell Banks
Narrator(s): Scott Shepherd
Product Number Z100092278
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062087522
eBook
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Author(s): Russell Banks
Product Number EB00235206
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: #9780062096739

Professional reviews

"Banks's new novel forces listeners to look at those who are the lepers of contemporary society--sexual offenders. The story, powerfully performed by Scott Shepherd, doesn't excuse the crime but asks if perpetrators could be handled differently. "The Kid" is an uneducated 22-year-old social reject who is arrested in a police sting in which he attempts to have sex with a 14-year-old girl. He gets three months in jail and 10 years on parole. Constantly monitored by a GPS device, he lives under a highway with other sex offenders, always more than 2,500 feet from schools or playgrounds. Shepherd shines portraying the Professor, a mysterious, morbidly obese man who wants to help. His Southern accent, turned up a notch when necessary, sounds like a voice to be trusted. The novel offers no easy answers but raises the questions about how to deal with a growing social problem. M.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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