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Andre Dubus, III

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Andre Dubus III was born on September 11, 1959 in Oceanside, California. He is the son of the acclaimed writer Andre Dubus, and mystery writer James Lee Burke is his cousin. Dubus attended Bradford College, where his father taught, and then switched to the University of Texas at Austin where he visa mer studied sociology, political science and economics. He dropped out of a Ph.D. program, signed on at a construction site, and began boxing. A friend convinced Dubus to start writing, and he wrote in his spare time till getting a job teaching writing at Emerson. He has also worked as a private investigator, corrections counselor, and bounty hunter, as well as various other jobs. As an actor he has appeared in numerous stage plays and three independent films. He is also a general contractor and carpenter. Dubus is the author of the story collection The Cage Keeper and other Stories and the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog (which was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award and was adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film), and The Garden of Last Days. Dubus has garnered other distinctions, including a Pushcart Prize and a 1985 National Magazine Award for Fiction. He has also been published in short story anthologies, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and numerous literary reviews. Dubus teaches creative writing courses at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and has also taught writing at Harvard University and Tufts University. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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This was an okay book, but the stories were difficult to follow at times. The title describes the book well. It was "dirty" in that there was a lot of sex. Though there was "love" in the book, it was messy, complicated, and at times unhealthy.
wallace2012 | 25 andra recensioner | Nov 4, 2023 |
I think this would be a good selection for a book club. I came away wanting to talk about it. Dubus is one of a handful of authors who can write with authority about the working class. I recommend pairing this book with his memoir, Townies.
sblock | 5 andra recensioner | Oct 12, 2023 |
Heartbreaking. A story of pride and greed colliding with irresponsibility, with tragic unintended consequences. The story is mostly told from two viewpoints in the first person. I'm not a fan of first person, but this worked because there was more than one "first person". I'm glad I read this book, but I need a light hearted read right now!
Maryjane75 | 116 andra recensioner | Sep 30, 2023 |
This offering from Dubus is not as compelling as [The House of Sand and Fog] though it is constructed on the same premise - inhabiting characters difficult to understand attempting to explain their motivations from deep within. Ultimately, the characters were just not worthy of the effort. It starts well enough, with a haphazard and equivocal abduction of a little girl from the strip club where her mother dances. Shifting among perspectives, we follow the girl, her mother, a Middle Eastern man for whom she dances, the abductor, and a bouncer from the club. Eventually, the Middle Eastern man is revealed to be one of the 9/11 hijackers. In the end, there was just too little redeemable about any one of the characters to maintain interest and buy-in.

I'll try another from Dubus, as he's a good writer, but I'm hoping to find the next more like [The House of Sand and Fog].

3 stars!!!
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blackdogbooks | 38 andra recensioner | Sep 25, 2023 |



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