Townie: A Memoir

Townie: A Memoir

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Won Book of the Year Adult Non-Fictiona€”2012 Indie Choice Awards Amazon Best Book of the Month February 2011 qDubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of€”Vanity Fair 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 qtowniesq and the ambitions of students debating books and ideas, couldna€™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 othersa€”bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.It was a sandy strip of barrooms and open arcades, pool halls and dance clubs and carnival rides. there was a ... engines, their diesel-fed clacking of steel on steel. there was the electric whine of the dodge a#39;em cars, the buzz of neon lights, andanbsp;...

Title:Townie: A Memoir
Author:Andre Dubus III
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2011-02-23


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