Our selection of 15 summer readings to discover

Our selection of 15 summer readings to discover

American Destiny

It is with particular emotion that we open this book because its author, the American writer Russell Banks, died last year. But also because after several works with a particular construction – memoirs, travel stories… – we find here intact the tenderness he has for his characters, left behind by the American dream. In 1971, Harley Mann tells the story of his family’s move to Florida, within a community of shakers – utopian, pious, rigorous – that he will betray. With his powerful and graceful style, Russell Banks shares his questions about the place of nature, consumerism, frenzied individualism… and reminds us how much the choices of a life weigh when the end approaches. Immense!

Our opinion : PPP

The Enchanted Kingdomby Russell Banks, Ed. Actes Sud, 400 p. ; 23.50 €

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