Townie: A Memoir Andre Dubus

Townie: A Memoir

Author: Andre Dubus
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Book Title
Townie: A Memoir
Author
Andre Dubus
ISBN
9780393340679
After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of students debating books and ideas, couldn't have been more stark. In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others--bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Andre DubusPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 02/06/2012ISBN: 9780393340679Pages: 387Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.00dReview Citations: Books & Culture 03/01/2012 pg. 32New York Times Book Review 03/04/2012 pg. 24

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of students debating books and ideas, couldn't have been more stark. In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others--bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Andre Dubus
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 02/06/2012
ISBN: 9780393340679
Pages: 387
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Books & Culture 03/01/2012 pg. 32
New York Times Book Review 03/04/2012 pg. 24

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of students debating books and ideas, couldn't have been more stark. In this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others--bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Andre Dubus
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 02/06/2012
ISBN: 9780393340679
Pages: 387
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Books & Culture 03/01/2012 pg. 32
New York Times Book Review 03/04/2012 pg. 24