The Resource Lost memory of skin, Russell Banks

Lost memory of skin, Russell Banks

Label
Lost memory of skin
Title
Lost memory of skin
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. When the camp beneath the causeway is raided by the police, and later, when a hurricane all but destroys the settlement, the Professor tries to help the Kid in practical matters while trying to teach his young charge new ways of looking at, and understanding, what he has done. But when the Professor's past resurfaces and threatens to destroy his carefully constructed world, the balance in the two men's relationship shifts. Suddenly, the Kid must reconsider everything he has come to believe, and choose what course of action to take when faced with a new kind of moral decision
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banks, Russell
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.A49
LC item number
L67 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex offenders
  • Male friendship
  • Homeless men
  • Ex-convicts
  • Ex-convicts
  • Homeless men
  • Male friendship
  • Sex offenders
  • Florida
  • Florida
Label
Lost memory of skin, Russell Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780061857645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)762325237
  • 489783
  • (OCoLC)ocn762325237
  • 489783
Label
Lost memory of skin, Russell Banks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Ecco pbk. ed.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780061857645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)762325237
  • 489783
  • (OCoLC)ocn762325237
  • 489783

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