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There will come a time when we look back at the sex registry as a shameful period in American history similar to the Salem Witch Trials and the Puritanism of the 'Scarlet Letter.'
I have been waiting for someone to write this book and Russell Banks has done it.
It is the story of the 21st century's Huck Finn - tortured by a system he can't understand and sentenced to a lifetime of excommunication from society. The really terrific thing about this book is that it is not didactic or preachy. It is lyrical and funny and a wonderful yarn.
Everyone who has had anything to do with someone on a sex registry will want to read this. This includes perpetrators and victims. If you haven't and you want to know what it is like, read this book. If you just want to hear a great story read this book!
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If it's true that reading increases one's empathy, then it's because of authors who write books like this. I read 'The Darling' years ago and I still think about it. It's been a few months now since I read 'Lost Memory of Skin,' and I'm still thinking about this one as well. The characters Russell Banks creates win me over with their authenticity, and what Banks shares about them helps me to understand who they are and why they became that way. He not only writes a story that engages, he writes one that challenges what we think we know. I can't think of a better way to spend my free time. Also, the narrator is fantastic!
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