The Lost Memory of Skin
Banks is a classic American story teller, a spinner of yarns. His latest offers surprise after surprise, and will leave you wondering, wanting to flip back to the beginning to see how he gets it all to hand together, and to find whatever truth might be at the bottom of it.
The subject, the hero, is off-putting: he’s a convicted sex offender living on the outskirts of society, and man without a future. Then there’s the sociology professor studying him, a man of huge size and intelligence. And then there’s the calamity of their coming together.
I loved this book, and I still think about it almost a year after I read it.