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Andre Dubus III, author of the National Book Award nominated House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him—until he was saved by writing.

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed—or killing someone else—or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer.

Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash of worlds couldn't have been more stark—or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by becoming a writer himself could Andre begin to bridge the abyss and save himself. His memoir is a riveting, visceral, profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love.


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Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781483059549
  • File size: 419963 KB
  • Release date: February 28, 2011
  • Duration: 14:34:55

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  • ISBN: 9781483059549
  • File size: 420031 KB
  • Release date: February 28, 2011
  • Duration: 14:34:55
  • Number of parts: 16

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Andre Dubus III, author of the National Book Award nominated House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him—until he was saved by writing.

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed—or killing someone else—or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer.

Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash of worlds couldn't have been more stark—or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by becoming a writer himself could Andre begin to bridge the abyss and save himself. His memoir is a riveting, visceral, profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Blackstone Publishing
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781483059549
    File size: 419963 KB
    Release date: February 28, 2011
    Duration: 14:34:55

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781483059549
    File size: 420031 KB
    Release date: February 28, 2011
    Duration: 14:34:55
    Number of parts: 16

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English
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