Andre Dubus III, author of the National Book Award nominated House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, 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...
12 sound discs (ca. 14 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
[Ashland, OR] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., p2011.
7 of 9 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Gloucester.
Acclaimed author Andre Dubus III looks back on the dangerous path he began to take following his parents' split. Once known for his ability to speak with his fists, he shares how he turned his life around.
32 of 35 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
1 of 1 copy available at Gloucester.
After their parents divorce in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed (Haverhill) Massachusetts shoe factory 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 (Bradford College) 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.