The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

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By (author) Andre Dubus III

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 157mm x 234mm x 43mm | 720g
  • Publication date: 12 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393335305
  • ISBN 13: 9780393335309
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 238,625

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In 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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Author information

Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah's Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award) and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family north of Boston.

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"Muscular and disquieting and turn-the-pages-so-fast-you-tear-them good." "Storytelling of the finest kind ... [an] incandescent and absorbing novel." "A very fast and entertaining read... Every passage is expertly, elegantly achieved." -- Madison Smart Bell