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House of Sand and Fog

Andre Dubus III (Author, University of Massachusetts, Lowell)

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The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.

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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • March 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33811-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 384 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

Endorsements & Reviews

“A page-turner with a beating heart.” — Boston Globe

“Elegant and powerful. . . . An unusual and volatile literary thriller.” — Washington Post Book World

“A mixture of classical tragedy perfectly imbued with film noir. . . . [T]he work of a writer who is the real thing.” — Baltimore Sun

“[A] fine and prophetic novel.” — Los Angeles Times

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