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Book Title: The Sweet Hereafter|
The author of the book: Russell Banks
Date of issue: September 8th 1997
ISBN: No data
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 25.78 MB
Edition: Knopf Canada
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17 dead teenagers
2 living teenagers
1 bus driver (female)
Five large scoops of ice and snow
1 small town
Approx 35 parents
Reporters (a handful will do)
1 oz morality
10 oz sentimentality
1 box soapflakes
4 boxes Kleenex
Sprinkle the ice and snow on the road. Tilt the road 25 degrees, with the edge of the road close to the edge of the river (this is called the banks). Add the teenagers and the driver to the bus and leave for 20 minutes. Set the bus at the top of the slope which by now should be fairly well covered in ice and snow. (If you have any strong wind, you can introduce that to taste). Allow the bus to roll backwards into the river. Stir. Wait for the bus and the teenagers to settle.
Add the morality, the sentimentality and the soapflakes. Beat with wooden spoon for a while.
Now add parents and lawyers to the mix. Wait for them to settle. This may take a while.
Read information about the authorRussell Banks is a member of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. He has written fiction, and more recently, non-fiction, with Dreaming up America. His main works include the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. The latter two novels were each made into feature films in 1997.
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