Dirty Love

Dirty Love


By (author) Andre Dubus III

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 208mm x 23mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393348911
  • ISBN 13: 9780393348910
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 183,280

Product description

In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the needs and weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. A controlling manager discovers his wife's infidelity after twenty-five years of marriage. An overweight young woman gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. A philandering bartender/aspiring poet betrays his pregnant wife. And a teenage girl fleeing a dirty image of her posted online seeks respect in the eyes of her great-uncle Francis and of an Iraq veteran she met while surfing the Web.

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Author information

The number one The New York Times best-selling author, Andre Dubus III is the recipient of many honours, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Also available: the "riveting and poignant" (Financial Times), "most sensitive - and gripping - account of male violence imaginable" (Robert Collins, The Sunday Times, Christmas Round-Up 2011), Townie (ISBN 978 0 393 34067 9).

Review quote

"From one of the best contemporary writers of fiction, Dirty Love...is an utterly absorbing novella on the nature of intimacy and love. Immensely moving and universally true." Gabriel Byrne, The Best Books of 2013, The Irish Times