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House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus III
House of Sand and Fog
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The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the... show more
The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love. In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393338119 (0393338118)
ASIN: 393338118
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 365
Edition language: English
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sarah
sarah rated it
4.0 Andre Dubus III: House of Sand and Fog
This book was one of the most satisfying modern tragedies I have ever read. Dubus's prose is both very good and (mostly) unobtrusive. Because I couldn't anticipate the ending, I had to keep reading, and then I couldn't stop even when a the situation moved to a point from which it clearly couldn't be...
La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
3.0 House of Sand and Fog
I'm just going to say one thing about this book :I hated Kathy with a passion . She was a bitch . Almost ruined the story for me .
Cathy67
Cathy67 rated it
After finishing House of Sand and Fog, I read some reviews on Kindle. Most gave four or five stars but scattered among those were a few one and two stars with comments such as 'the sale of the house could have been prevented, the premise just wasn't plausible and landscape description was wrong.' ...
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3.0 House of Sand and Fog
Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/house-of-sand-and-fog.htmlHouse of Sand and Fog is indeed the story of a house and the two sets of people who both feel that it is rightfully theirs. The Behranis are a family displaced from their homeland of Iran due ...
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