Lost Memory of Skin

By Russell Banks. Publisher: Ecco


Banks masterfully pairs the Kid, a naive paroled sex offender, and the Professor, a gargantuan man of epic mysteries, in a robustly compassionate and courageously inquisitive novel of chaos and yearning, illusion and truth.




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Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books
The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
2011 - Selection(s)