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3 books of Andre , III Dubus III

The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-­nominated motion picture. A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love. In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

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"So good, so damn compulsively readable, that I can hardly believe it.­" -­Stephen King, Entertainment WeeklyIn his stunning follow-­up to the #1 best-­selling House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus draws us into the lives of three deeply flawed, driven people whose paths intersect on a September night in Florida. April, a stripper, has brought her daughter to work at the Puma Club for Men. There she encounters Bassam, a foreign client both remote and too personal, and free with his money. Meanwhile, another man, AJ, has been thrown out of the club, and he's drunk and angry and lonely. From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, and page-­turning narrative that seizes the reader by the throat with psychological tension, depth, and realism.

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Won Book of the Year Adult Non-­Fiction—2012 Indie Choice Awards Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011 "Dubus relives, absent self-­pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness.­"—Vanity Fair After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of students debating books and ideas, couldn’t have been more stark. In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others—bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.

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