Banks is a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters This is Banks' most commercial novel to date: a guilty pleasure with the feel of a 1930s movie For fans of Snow Falling on Cedars, The Bridges of Madison County and the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Russell Banks is the critically acclaimed author of The Darling, Cloudsplitter, The Sweet Hereafter (the film by Atom Egoyan won the Grand Prix and International Critics Prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival), Rule of the Bone and Continental Drift, amongst others. A winner of numerous fellowships and prizes, he writes regularly for Vanity Fair, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Harper's. Russell Banks currently lives in upstate New York.
'A tremendous, page-turning read ... all bathed in the swoony atmosphere of a 1930s movie' Observer 'This is a vividly imagined book. It has the romantic atmosphere of those great 1930s tales in film and prose, and it speeds the reader along from its first pages ... The Reserve is a pleasure well worth savouring' Scott Turow 'Russell Banks puts it all together in The Reserve, a cool noir thriller in which nothing happens as you imagine it will. This is new and wonderful turf for this masterful storyteller' William Kennedy (Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ironweed and Roscoe) 'The landscape seems possessed of an unbelievable natural beauty - and so do Banks' characters ... a thriller-style climax' Daily Mail