House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0393046974
  • 9780393046977
  • 1,981,200

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101,879 ratings
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2 7% (7,133)
1 3% (3,113)
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