Winter Father

Author(s): Andre Dubus Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Release date: 2019-02-19
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While the title novella of Dubus' Finding a Girl in America returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection's opening story strikes a much darker tone: "e;Killings"e;-the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film In the Bedroom-is a swift tale of revenge that leaves readers wondering what they might do in the name of family love.Dubus' prowess with narrative compression is on full display in the story "e;Waiting"e;: the hollow ache experienced by a woman widowed by the Korean War took Dubus fourteen months to write and was more than one hundred pages in early manuscript form but spans a mere seven pages in published form.Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Joyce Carol Oates called "e;The Pretty Girl"e;-the opening novella of The Times Are Never So Bad-"e;the most compelling and suspenseful work of fiction [Dubus] has written."e;Richard Russo's introduction to this volume grapples with his complex feelings on reading Dubus' work over many decades, but when it comes to the much-anthologized masterpiece "e;A Father's Story,"e; Russo writes: "e;I won't mince words. It's one of the finest stories ever penned by an American."e;

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Series: Blackstone Publishing

Type: mp3

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Series: Blackstone Publishing

Type: mp3

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