Gone So Long by Andre Dubus audiobook

Gone So Long

By Andre Dubus III
Read by Andre Dubus III

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781432857585

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781980027508

  • ISBN: 9781664787070

Runtime: 16.49 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times Book Review Pick of Best Books Now in Paperback

An Amazon Best Books of the Year selection

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I tore through this haunting novel…A hell of a read.” Phil Klay, New York Times bestselling author
“Like Dubus’s best-selling memoir, Townie, which recounted his difficult childhood, this novel explores male violence and its repercussions. Its protagonist is an ex-convict hoping to make amends with his estranged daughter as he faces his own mortality.” New York Times Book Review
“Taut with tension…Ending with a hint of hope.” Associated Press

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Andre Dubus III

Author Bio: Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning memoir Townie, a New York Times bestseller, and of the #1 New York Times bestseller House of Sand and Fog. Townie made the list of the best books of 2011 for Esquire, Salon, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Examiner, and AudioFile. House of Sand and Fog, the basis for an Academy Award–nominated motion picture, was a fiction finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Book Sense Book of the Year, and an Oprah Book Club selection. His other works include a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels Bluesman and The Garden of Last Days. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, the National Magazine Award for fiction, and was a finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters. A member of PEN American Center, Dubus has served as a panelist for the National Book Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, has taught writing at Harvard, Tufts, and Emerson College, and is currently a full-time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is married to the performer Fontaine Dollas Dubus. They live in Massachusetts with their three children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 16.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English