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Family Life

Russell Banks

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

In Family Life, Russell Banks's first novel, he transforms the dramas of domesticity into the story of a royal family in a mythical contemporary kingdom. Life inside this kingdom includes the king (dubbed "the Hearty" or "the Bluff"), who squeals angrily as is his wont; the queen, who, while pondering the mirror in her chambers, decides to write a book; three adolescent princes who are, respectively, a superb wrestler, a fanatical sports car driver, and a sullen drunk. Then there are the mysterious Green Man with a thing for princes; the Loon, who lives in a tree house designed by Christopher Wren; and a whole slew of murders, mayhem, coups, debauches, world tours, and love and loss and laughter.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Paul Boehmer, Cassandra Campbell

Length:

2h 53m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

13:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

21:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:38