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Banks’ ‘Lost Memory of Skin’

January 18, 2012
By CHRISTIAN WOODARD - Special to the Enterprise , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

"Lost Memory of Skin," Russell Banks' newest novel, is a startling dose of American zeitgeist. Banks casts a reptilian eye over everything from the internet to homelessness and the nature of truth, but the book stays admirably concrete right from the start. It's also jarring. Within the first few paragraphs we know that, like it or not, a sex offender will be our friend for the duration.

 
 

 

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