Granite Fiction Club

Cover of Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks

Meets the Second Tuesday of Every Month from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

May's meeting is being held at Tuckahoe - Henrico County Public Library. Back in the store for June's meeting.

Call or email the store to join.

May's pick is Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks.

A triumph of the imagination and a masterpiece of modern storytelling, Cloudsplitter is narrated by the enigmatic Owen Brown, last surviving son of America's most famous and still controversial political terrorist and martyr, John Brown. Deeply researched, brilliantly plotted, and peopled with a cast of unforgettable characters both historical and wholly invented, Cloudsplitter is dazzling in its re-creation of the political and social landscape of our history during the years before the Civil War, when slavery was tearing the country apart. But within this broader scope, Russell Banks has given us a riveting, suspenseful, heartbreaking narrative filled with intimate scenes of domestic life, of violence and action in battle, of romance and familial life and death that make the reader feel in astonishing ways what it is like to be alive in that time.

Event date: 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 5:30pm

Event address: 

Tuckahoe - Henrico County Public Library
1901 Starling Dr
Henrico, VA 23229
Cloudsplitter: A Novel By Russell Banks Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780060930868
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ecco - January 27th, 1999