Banks, Russell

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Russell Banks
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Banks, Russell Gender: M
born on 28 March 1940 at 05:46 (= 05:46 AM )
Place Newton, Massachusetts, 42n20, 71w13
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°37' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°29 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 10°44'


American writer who dedicated his sixth novel, "Affliction," to his dad, a pipe fitter who died in 1979. With an alcoholic father, he experienced a childhood of turbulence and confusion. He was the eldest of four kids and was beat up by his dad every once in a while. Despite his home life, he excelled in sports and academics. When he was 12, his dad left the family, leaving a love-hate relationship behind him.

Banks became a clerk, and was married and a father at the age of 19. He repeated his dad's pattern of abusive drinking and was divorced in 1960. His second marriage occurred in 1963, lasted until 1977 and produced three daughters. After his divorce, he went back to school, working as a teacher as he wrote. His third marriage lasted for five years, and the fourth was to poet Chase Twichell.

"Continental Drift," 1985, was his fifth novel.

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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1960 (First marriage after a year)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1963 (Second marriage)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1977 (Second marriage)
  • Death of Father 1979 (Love-hate relationship)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1985 (Continental Drift)

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes B.C.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Dad an alcoholic)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (First of four kids)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (First marriage a year)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Fourth wife poet Chase Twichell)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Public school)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Ten acclaimed works)