Andre Dubus III

Gone So Long

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Dirty Love
Andre Dubus III’s first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy.

Few writers can enter their characters so completely or evoke their lives as viscerally as Andre Dubus III. In this deeply compelling new novel, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades.

Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness, and fear.

Cathartic, affirming, and steeped in the empathy and precise observations of character for which Dubus is celebrated, Gone So Long explores how the wounds of the past afflict the people we become, and probes the limits of recovery and absolution.

Published by W.W. Norton

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“A compassionate and wonderful novel…Dubus renders this story of love, jealousy, guilt, and atonement in a voice that rings with authenticity and evokes the texture of working-class lives.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Dubus is in his gritty wheelhouse, exploring the question of how we live with our mistakes and whether we can ever stop adding to them.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, Townie, The Garden of Last Days and House of Sand and Fog (an Oprah Book Club pick and a finalist for the National Book Award). He lives with his family north of Boston.
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Dirty Love, a 2013 New York Times “Notable Book”

Dirty Love, a “2013 Notable Fiction” pick, The Washington Post

Dirty Love, a “Starred Best Book of 2013”, Kirkus, November 2013

Dirty Love,
“10 Best Books Guaranteed to Get Your Book Club Talking”, Kirkus

Dirty Love, “Editors’ Pick”, Nov. 2013, AudioFile Magazine, Portland, Maine

Audiofile’s “Earphone Award”, November 2013, AudioFile Magazine, Portland, ME







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