Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
4 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z

House of Sand and Fog

by

House of Sand and Fog Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Tense with suspense from the first line, this is one of the great American realist novels. In this page-turning, breathtaking novel, the characters will walk off the page and into your life. And a small house will seem like the most important piece of territory in the world.

On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back.

House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

Synopsis:

The Oprah Book Club selection for November 2000.

Synopsis:

The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Timesbestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.

Synopsis:

'The Oprah Book Club selection for November 2000.\n

'

About the Author

Andre Dubus III"is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, and The Garden of Last Days."His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994, The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and The Best of Hope Magazine. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Magazine Award for fiction, and the Pushcart Prize, and he was a finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters. An Academy Award-nominated motion picture and published in seventeen languages, House of Sand and Fogwas a fiction finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was a Booksense Book of the Year, an Oprah Book Club selection, and #1 New York Times bestseller.

A member of PEN American Center, Dubus has served as a panelist for the National Book Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts and has taught writing at Harvard University, Tufts University, and Emerson College. He is currently a full-time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is married to the performer Fontaine Dollas Dubus. They live in Massachusetts with their three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393046977
Author:
Dubus III, Andre
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dubus, Andre, III
Author:
Dubus III Andre
Author:
Andre Dubus III
Author:
Dubus, Andre
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Home ownership
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Iranian Americans.
Subject:
San Mateo County (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
San Mateo County
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
19990231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.6 x 6.4 x 1.2 in 1.49 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Garden of Last Days Used Trade Paper $6.95
  2. Drowning Ruth 1ST Edition Used Hardcover $1.50
  3. House of Sand and Fog
    Used Trade Paper $1.00
  4. A Wrinkle in Time
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  5. The Dive from Clausen's Pier... Used Hardcover $4.95
  6. Plainsong
    Used Hardcover $7.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

House of Sand and Fog New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.95 In Stock
Product details 368 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393046977 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Oprah Book Club selection for November 2000.
"Synopsis" by , The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Timesbestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.
"Synopsis" by , 'The Oprah Book Club selection for November 2000.\n

'

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.