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After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of students debating books and ideas, couldn't have been more stark. In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others--bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.

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"Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."--Vanity Fair

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Won Book of the Year Adult Non-Fiction--2012 Indie Choice Awards
Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011

"Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."--Vanity Fair

About the Author

Andre Dubus III grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, and is the author of Townie (winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award), The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a National Book Award finalist and Oprah pick), Bluesman, and The Cage Keeper & Other Stories. He lives with his family north of Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393340679
Author:
Dubus III, Andre
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dubus, Andre, III
Author:
Dubus III Andre
Author:
Andre Dubus III
Subject:
Biography - General
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 400 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393340679 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."--Vanity Fair
"Synopsis" by , Won Book of the Year Adult Non-Fiction--2012 Indie Choice Awards
Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011

"Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."--Vanity Fair
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