In The Sweet Hereafter, Russell Banks tells a story that begins with a school bus accident. Using four different narrators, Banks creates a small-town morality play that addresses one of life's most agonizing questions: when the worst thing happens, who do you blame?
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With resonating effect, Banks ( Continental Drift ; Affliction ) tackles the provocative subject of a fatal accident involving children, and its effect on a small community. On a frigid, snowy morningSep 02 1991 | Read Full Review of The Sweet Hereafter
Only in this century, George Orwell once pointed out, has the .Sep 27 1991 | Read Full Review of The Sweet Hereafter
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