Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels

Andre Dubus


Written among 1977 and 1990, universally acclaimed once they seemed in Godine hardcover, and exploring topics on the subject of domestic and shut to the bone, those twenty-two different essays exhibit the non secular power and shrewdly lyrical prose for which Andre Dubus has been famous worldwide.

Personal yet by no means indulgent, delicate yet by no means maudlin, those forays into Dubus's previous and current conjure up small worlds: a Catholic boyhood in Cajun Louisiana, the transcendental caliber of baseball, the success and slipperiness of lifestyles, the precarious company of creating a residing by way of writing. those worlds are offered in a voice that's as robust because it is poignant, that by no means flinches from the stark realities that experience so coloured Dubus's contemporary previous and private lifestyles. specifically relocating are his descriptions of his teenagers, his wrenching account of the 1986 motor vehicle coincidence that price him his leg, and of the resultant fight for his non secular and actual survival.

Broken Vessels is a ebook that, in its scope and sympathy, its grace and braveness, by no means fails to startle with the unexpected influence of quiet truths, passionately felt and powerfully expressed.

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