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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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Fantastic book. Truly a page-turner. It sucked me in from chapter one and still hasn't let go. After I finished it, I found myself wondering where the characters are now - sure sign of an engrossing read.
 
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gonzocc | 39 andra recensioner | Mar 31, 2024 |
The American dream gone wrong us how I describe this novel. It goes wrong for an Iranian family who had to leave Iran without their wealth and are trying to keep up appearances as Col. Behrani works collecting garbage on side of the hwy and changes into a suit before going home so people won’t know what he does Kathy Nicole is a recovering addict who is trying to get her life back together and the only thing of value she has is the house her father left her. But things go terribly wrong for both these people all entered around her house and a clerical error and all hell breaks loose.
Thus was a good read that kept me turning the pages. The only thing that bothered me was the detailed descriptions of people’s bad breath and the deputy sheriff’s crooked moustache .
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Smits | 118 andra recensioner | Feb 13, 2024 |
Disturbing story of young woman whose home is taken away in error and auctioned to another family. Both strive to keep their home and end up destorying themselves.
 
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bentstoker | 118 andra recensioner | Jan 26, 2024 |
Highly recommended. A memoir by Andre Dubus' son, who is also an acclaimed writer, of growing up poor, in violent, working-class towns in Massachusetts and how he learned how to fight and how not to fight. In no way smarmy.
 
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monicaberger | 40 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |

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13
Även av
10
Medlemmar
9,111
Popularitet
#2,640
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½ 3.7
Recensioner
243
ISBN
127
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