House of Sand and Fog: A Novel

House of Sand and Fog: A Novel


By (author) Andre Dubus III

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 365 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 25mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 21 October 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393338118
  • ISBN 13: 9780393338119
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 156,869

Product description

A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love. In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters-people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on-careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

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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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"A page-turner with a beating heart." "A mixture of classical tragedy perfectly imbued with film noir... [T]he work of a writer who is the real thing." "[A] fine and prophetic novel." "Elegant and powerful... An unusual and volatile literary thriller."