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Author: Russell Banks Narrator: Norman Dietz Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9780062311047
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Banks explores the complexities of political life in the Caribbean.

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  • “[A] truly excellent novel...A powerful testament to human nature, alternating creative and destructive forces...Banks is a master of the techniques that make people want to read novels...Those morbidly fascinating little twists of human existence are all here: love and sex, life and death, beauty and horror—the works.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Russell Banks has created in Cloudsplitter an immediate landmark in American fiction.”


  • “A compelling novel…Banks achieves effects at once beautiful and brutal. A virtuoso performance.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Impeccable and serious, knowledgeable and refined.”


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About the Author

Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, 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. Two of his novels, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction, have been made into award-winning films. A member of the International Parliament of Writers and former New York State Author, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature.

About the Narrator

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife, Sandra, transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.