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The Resource Lost memory of skin : a novel, Russell Banks

Lost memory of skin : a novel, Russell Banks

Label
Lost memory of skin : a novel
Title
Lost memory of skin
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Russell Banks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Suspended in a strangely modern day version of limbo, the young man at the center of this morally complex new novel must create a life for himself in the wake of incarceration. Known in his new identity only as the Kid, and on probation after doing time for a liaison with an underage girl, he is shackled to a GPS monitoring device and forbidden to live within 2,500 feet of anywhere children might gather. With nowhere else to go, the Kid takes up residence under a south Florida causeway, in a makeshift encampment with other convicted sex offenders. Barely beyond childhood himself, the Kid, despite his crime, is in many ways an innocent, trapped by impulses and foolish choices he himself struggles to comprehend. Enter the Professor, a man who has built his own life on secrets and lies. A university sociologist of enormous size and intellect, he finds in the Kid the perfect subject for his research on homelessness and recidivism among convicted sex offenders. The two men forge a tentative partnership, the Kid remaining wary of the Professor's motives even as he accepts the counsel and financial assistance of the older man
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1940-
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Banks, Russell
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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  • Sex offenders
  • Homeless men
  • Florida
Label
Lost memory of skin : a novel, Russell Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
sky237692345
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780061857645
Lccn
bl2011024260
Label
Lost memory of skin : a novel, Russell Banks
Publication
Control code
sky237692345
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
432 p.
Isbn
9780061857645
Lccn
bl2011024260

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