House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393338118
  • 9780393338119
  • 230,544

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"[A] fine and prophetic novel." -- Los Angeles Times "A mixture of classical tragedy perfectly imbued with film noir. . . . [T]he work of a writer who is the real thing." -- Baltimore Sun "Elegant and powerful. . . . An unusual and volatile literary thriller." -- Washington Post Book World "A page-turner with a beating heart." -- Boston Globe
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About Andre Dubus III

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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106,531 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (39,432)
3 24% (25,107)
2 7% (7,364)
1 3% (3,212)
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