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    DescriptionIn Townie, Andre Dubus III, reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him-until he was saved by writing. After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed or killing someone else. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a university campus and took his children out on Sundays. The clash of worlds couldn't have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by becoming a writer himself could Andre begin to bridge the abyss and save himself.


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    Title
    Townie
    Subtitle
    A Memoir
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andre Dubus III
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 703 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393064667
    ISBN 10: 0393064662
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D4
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NENGLD, GEOG/MASSCH
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    LC classification: PS3554.U2652 Z46 2011
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 913.54
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.1.3.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    19 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    National Book Award finalist Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days and House of Sand and Fog.
    Review quote
    Whatever it cost Dubus to bare his soul and write this brutally honest and life-affirming memoir, it is an extraordinary gift to his readers. --Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed"