House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog

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Kathy is a young recovering alcoholic recently seperated from her husband. When her family home is repossessed she is devastated. Her house is sold at auction to Behrani, a former Iranian Air Force officer for whom it represents an entry into real estate and a passport to the future for his family and his own version of the American Dream. For Kathy, its loss is the last of a sereis of insults life has dealt her and the stage is set for a gut-wrenching more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009928314X
  • 9780099283140
  • 58,973

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"The finest novel of the year... Enormously affecting" Time Out Book of the Year "One of the best American novels I've ever read... A stunning book... No one who reads this novel will ever forget it" James Lee Burke "A novel of tremendous impact" Sunday Times "Stunning and original... From the moment one starts to read their story, one has no choice but to stay with these characters until the end ... Beautiful, gripping and highly intelligent" The Times "A story of remarkable power and veracity and tenderness" -- Tobias Wolffshow more

About Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of Bluesman, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories and the bestselling House of Sand and Fog. He lives with his family north of more

Review Text

When struggling Persian immigrant Behrani buys a small bungalow in an auction with the last of his precious savings, little can he imagine the long and bitter struggle that ensues. After a clerical error, previous owner, estranged 35-year-old Kathy Lazaro, was mistakenly evicted and is desperate to reclaim her home and her disrupted life. Told sympathetically from the perspective of both parties, Andre Dubus III weaves a tragic and powerful tale of crushed dreams, bruised love and everyday hardship in modern America. He invites you into the hearts and minds of his characters so that their dilemmas and hardships seem as real as your own. Beautifully written, brilliantly crafted and utterly compelling from the very first page, The House of Sand and Fog deserves to be filed under 'modern classic' for its vivid attention to detail, remarkable characterization and unforgettable plotline. (Kirkus UK)show more

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101,879 ratings
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