New York Times "Editors' Choice"
With “an eye for searing detail that is unequaled so far this century” (Dallas Morning News) celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. On the Massachusetts coast north of Boston, a controlling manager, Mark, discovers his wife’s infidelity after twenty-five years of marriage. An overweight young woman, Marla, gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. A philandering bartender/aspiring poet, Robert, betrays his pregnant wife. And in the stunning title novella, a teenage girl named Devon, fleeing a dirty image of her posted online, seeks respect in the eyes of her widowed great-uncle Francis and of an Iraq vet she’s met surfing the Web. Slivered by happiness and discontent, shadowed by aging and death but also by persistent hope and forgiveness, these beautifully wrought narratives express extraordinary tenderness toward human beings, our vulnerable hearts and bodies, our fulfilling and unfulfilling lives alone and with others.
Hardcover : 304 pages
Published by W.W. Norton
★ Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“First rate fiction by a dazzling talent.”
★Dirty Love - New York Times Book Review»
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Andre Dubus III is the author of 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 Gauaranteed 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