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Dubus’s selected works—now available as an ebook

Twenty-three of the best stories by one of America’s finest practitioners of short fiction
 
John Updike once said of his friend and fellow writer Andre Dubus: “[He] is a shrewd student of people who come to accept pain as a fair price for pleasure, and to view right and wrong as a matter of degree.” Dubus’s characters are depicted in all their imperfection, but with the author’s requisite tenderness and compassion. After all, they are human just as we are human, and their fates not so unlike our own.
 
The short stories and novellas compiled here represent the best work of one of our most accomplished and acutely sensitive authors, and make up an anthology unmatched in its collective portrayal of the human condition.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

 

 

Dubus’s selected works—now available as an ebook
 
 
Twenty-three of the best stories by one of America’s finest practitioners of short fiction
 
 
John Updike once said of his friend and fellow writer Andre Dubus: “[He] is a shrewd student of people who come to accept pain as a fair price for pleasure, and to view right and wrong as a matter of degree.” Dubus’s characters are depicted in all their imperfection, but with the author’s requisite tenderness and compassion. After all, they are human just as we are human, and their fates not so unlike our own.
 
The short stories and novellas compiled here represent the best work of one of our most accomplished and acutely sensitive authors, and make up an anthology unmatched in its collective portrayal of the human condition.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
 
 
 “Dubus’s characters resemble those of Raymond Carver . . . but the stories stand alone in their idiosyncratic spiritual cast, occasionally religious, more often expressive of devotion to the people he lives among.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Dubus is the sort of writer who instructs the heart, and he ought to be discovered by any number of readers.” —The Atlantic Monthly
 
 
Award-winning author Andre Dubus (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century. Dubus’s collections of short fiction include Separate Flights (1975), Adultery & Other Choices (1977), and Dancing After Hours (1996), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Another collection, Finding a Girl in America, features the story “Killings,” which was adapted into the critically acclaimed film In the Bedroom (2001), starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei. 

 

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Dubus’s selected works—now available as an ebookTwenty-three of the best stories by one of America’s finest practitioners of short fictionJohn Updike once said of his friend and fellow writer Andre Dubus: “[He] is a shrewd student of people who come to accept pain as a fair price for pleasure, and to view right and wrong as a matter of degree.” Dubus’s characters are depicted in all their imperfection, but with the author’s requisite tenderness and compassion. After all, they are human just as we are human, and their fates not so unlike our own.The short stories and novellas compiled here represent the best work of one of our most accomplished and acutely sensitive authors, and make up an anthology unmatched in its collective portrayal of the human condition.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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Award-winning author Andre Dubus (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century. Dubus’s collections of short fiction include Separate Flights (1975), Adultery & Other Choices (1977), and Dancing After Hours (1996), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Another collection, Finding a Girl in America, features the story “Killings,” which was adapted into the critically acclaimed film In the Bedroom (2001), starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei.

Table of Contents

Miranda over the valley — The winter father — Waiting — Killings — The pretty girl — Graduation — The pitcher — After the game — Cadence — If they knew Yvonne — Rose — The fat girl — The captain — Anna - They now live in Texas — Voices from the moon — Townies — Leslie in California — The curse — Sorrowful mysteries — Delivering — Adultery — A father's story — Biography of Andre Dubus.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781453299500
Publisher:
Open Road
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Dubus, Andre
Subject:
ebook
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Edition Description:
B&N epub
Publication Date:
20101123
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
476

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"Synopsis" by , Dubus’s selected works—now available as an ebookTwenty-three of the best stories by one of America’s finest practitioners of short fictionJohn Updike once said of his friend and fellow writer Andre Dubus: “[He] is a shrewd student of people who come to accept pain as a fair price for pleasure, and to view right and wrong as a matter of degree.” Dubus’s characters are depicted in all their imperfection, but with the author’s requisite tenderness and compassion. After all, they are human just as we are human, and their fates not so unlike our own.The short stories and novellas compiled here represent the best work of one of our most accomplished and acutely sensitive authors, and make up an anthology unmatched in its collective portrayal of the human condition.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

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