House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog


By (author) Andre Dubus III

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 33mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 17 February 1999
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393046974
  • ISBN 13: 9780393046977
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 1,637,425

Product description

On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife and children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back. These are people with ordinary flaws, people just looking for a small piece of ground to stand on, driven by the same needs into inevitable conflict - a conflict in which even the reader, rooting for all of them, has no safe haven. "House of Sand and Fog" turns both the traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story upside down with a heartrending outcome, in a masterstroke of American realism and Shakespearean consequence.

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