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Pre-recorded digital audio player Playaway Adult Nonfiction

By (author) III Andre Dubus, Read by III Andre Dubus

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  • Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
  • Format: Pre-recorded digital audio player | 1 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 185mm x 25mm | 177g
  • Publication date: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1441781617
  • ISBN 13: 9781441781611
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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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 -- or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids 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. His memoir is a riveting, visceral, profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love.

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