Townie: A Memoir

Townie: A Memoir

Andre Dubus III

Won e-book of the yr grownup Non-Fiction―2012 Indie selection Awards
Amazon most sensible ebook of the Month February 2011

"Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a lifestyles formed by way of bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness."―Vanity Fair

After their mom and dad divorced within the Nineteen Seventies, Andre Dubus III and his 3 siblings grew up with their overworked mom in a depressed Massachusetts mill city saturated with medicinal drugs and daily violence. close by, his father, an eminent writer, taught on a school campus and took the children out on Sundays. The conflict among city and dress, among the challenging consuming, drugging, and struggling with of "townies" and the pursuits of scholars debating books and concepts, couldn’t were extra stark. during this unforgettable memoir, acclaimed novelist Dubus exhibits us how he escaped the cycle of violence and located empathy in channeling the tales of others―bridging, within the procedure, the rift among his father and himself.

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