The Sweet Hereafter Summary
Russell Banks

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The Sweet Hereafter Summary

The Sweet Hereafter is a novel by Russell Banks exploring the community reaction to a school bus accident that kills fourteen children. Written from four perspectives, the book shows how a common event effects lives differently and on a varying scale. Narration is provided by Dolores Driscoll, the driver of the ill-fated school bus; Billy Ansel, a pillar of the community who loses his twin children in the crash; Mitchell Stephens...

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