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John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Mass., heart of the Commonwealth, where Johnny's mom, Frances, is driving in the breakdown lane once again. She thinks Johnny and his little sister Audrey have been replaced by aliens; she's sure of it, and she's pretty certain that she herself is already dead, or she wouldn't need to cover the stink of her rotting flesh with Jean Nat Aprimp;quest;s Bain. Dad, truck driver and pathological liar, is down South somewhere living his secret life. And Audrey, when she's not walking her cat Deluxe in a baby stroller, spends her time locked in a closet telling herself stories. Johnny, meanwhile, is hell-bent on saving the family from itself.

In his "truly original voice" (Miami Herald) and with the "miraculous beauty of his tale-telling" (New York Times Book Review), Dufresne brings his unparalleled eye for the tragic and the absurd to the dysfunctions and joys of family in this powerful new novel.

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"Dufresne's incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough." --

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“Dufresne’s incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough.” —People

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John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Massachusetts, where Johnny's mom is driving in the breakdown lane once again. Dad is down South somewhere living his secret life. And little sister Audrey, when she's not walking her cat Deluxe in a baby stroller, spends her time locked in a closet. Johnny, meanwhile, is hell-bent on saving the family from itself.

About the Author

John Dufresne has written several books, including the novels Requiem, Mass. and Love Warps the Mind a Little (a New York Times Notable Book), and the fiction writing guides The Lie That Tells a Truth and Is Life Like This? He lives in Dania Beach, Florida.

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jthinks, June 22, 2010 (view all comments by jthinks)
A fictional memoir based in part on the author's own childhood. This book explores the boundaries between what may have happened and what really happened, as well as our ability to keep the two separate. Also a really engaging tale of a dysfunctional but entertaining extended family.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393334869
Author:
Dufresne, John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
DuFresne, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
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Publication Date:
April 2009
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
330
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.90 in. .65 lbs.

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Product details 330 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393334869 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Dufresne's incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough." --
"Synopsis" by , “Dufresne’s incandescent novel makes it clear that just living to tell a tale can be enough.” —People
"Synopsis" by , John Dufresne takes us to Requiem, Massachusetts, where Johnny's mom is driving in the breakdown lane once again. Dad is down South somewhere living his secret life. And little sister Audrey, when she's not walking her cat Deluxe in a baby stroller, spends her time locked in a closet. Johnny, meanwhile, is hell-bent on saving the family from itself.
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