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Rule of the Bone - A Novel

Russell Banks

When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone." He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.

When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone." He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

When we first meet him, Chappie is a punked-out teenager living with his mother and abusive stepfather in an upstate New York trailer park. During this time, he slips into drugs and petty crime. Rejected by his parents, out of school and in trouble with the police, he claims for himself a new identity as a permanent outsider; he gets a crossed-bones tattoo on his arm, and takes the name "Bone." He finds dangerous refuge with a group of biker-thieves, and then hides in the boarded-up summer house of a professor and his wife. He finally settles in an abandoned schoolbus with Rose, a child he rescues from a fast-talking pedophile. There Bone meets I-Man, an exiled Rastafarian, and together they begin a second adventure that takes the reader from Middle America to the ganja-growing mountains of Jamaica. It is an amazing journey of self-discovery through a world of magic, violence, betrayal and redemption.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

11h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:09


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

32:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

45:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

43:59


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:00:23


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

39:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

00:36