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    DescriptionWith House of Sand and Fog, his National Book Award-nominated novel, Andre Dubus III demonstrated his mastery of the complexities of character and desire. In this earlier novel he captures a roiling time in American history and the coming-of-age of a boy who must decide between desire, ambition, and duty. In the summer of 1967, Leo Suther has one more year of high school to finish and a lot more to learn. He's in love with the beautiful Allie Donovan who introduces him to her father, Chick — a construction foreman and avowed Communist. Soon Leo finds himself in the midst of a consuming love affair and an intense testing of his political values. Chick's passionate views challenge Leo's perspective on the escalating Vietnam conflict and on just where he stands in relation to the new people in his life. Throughout his — and the nation's — unforgettable "summer of love," Leo is learning the language of the blues, which seem to speak to the mourning he feels for his dead mother, his occasionally distant father, and the youth which is fast giving way to manhood.


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    Title
    Bluesman
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andre Dubus
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375725166
    ISBN 10: 0375725164
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1960
    DC22: 813/.54
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    B&T Approval Code: P26102301
    LC classification: PS3554.U2652 B58 2001
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.3.0.0
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    13 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Affecting.... A gentle and winning first novel.... Dubus is a sympathetic and compassionate chronicler of ordinary lives."-"Publishers Weekly"
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    With House of Sand and Fog, his National Book Award-nominated novel, Andre Dubus III demonstrated his mastery of the complexities of character and desire. In this earlier novel he captures a roiling time in American history and the coming-of-age of a boy who must decide between desire, ambition, and duty. In the summer of 1967, Leo Suther has one more year of high school to finish and a lot more to learn. He's in love with the beautiful Allie Donovan who introduces him to her father, Chick -- a construction foreman and avowed Communist. Soon Leo finds himself in the midst of a consuming love affair and an intense testing of his political values. Chick's passionate views challenge Leo's perspective on the escalating Vietnam conflict and on just where he stands in relation to the new people in his life. Throughout his -- and the nation's -- unforgettable "summer of love," Leo is learning the language of the blues, which seem to speak to the mourning he feels for his dead mother, his occasionally distant father, and the youth which is fast giving way to manhood.