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The more closely you investigate Russell Banks' powerful new novel, The Darling (Harper Collins), the stranger it becomes. Set in Liberia, it explores its heroine's narcissistic wound. Her disturbed ego and the nation's violent identity crisis are juxtaposed, creating a distressing picture of the flawed self in relation to global upheaval.
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- Russell Banks: author, 'The Darling'
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