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ISBN:
0375708413
Author:
Iii Dubus Andre
Category:
Contemporary
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books / Random House; 1st Vintage Contemp Ed March 2000 edition (2000)
Pages:
368 pages
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Andre dubus III. W. norton & company new york london.

Andre dubus III. For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, W. Norton & Company, In. 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110. House of sand and fog, Andre Dubus III. p. cm. ISBN-13: 978-0-393-07035-4.

Andre Dubus III is the author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand .

Andre Dubus III is the author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

Andre Dubus III is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories . A National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.

Andre Dubus III is the author of a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels Bluesman, House of Sand and Fog, and The Garden of Last Days, and the memoir Townie. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994, The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999, and The Best of Hope Magazine. In this page-turning, breathtaking novel, the characters will walk off the page and into your life. And a small house will seem like the most important piece of territory in the world.

Andre Dubus III (born September 11, 1959) is an American novelist and short story writer. Dubus's novel, House of Sand and Fog (1999), was a finalist for the National Book Award and was adapted for an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name

Andre Dubus III (born September 11, 1959) is an American novelist and short story writer  . Dubus's novel, House of Sand and Fog (1999), was a finalist for the National Book Award and was adapted for an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name His 2011 memoir Townie tells of growing up poor in Haverhill after his parents' divorce, street fighting, and eventually boxing, and deals extensively with his relationship with his father.

House of Sand and Fog is a 1999 novel by Andre Dubus III. It was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2000, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction, and was adapted into the 2003 film, House of Sand and Fog. The novel begins by intro. The novel begins by introducing Massoud Behrani, a former colonel exiled from Iran after the Iranian Revolution.

House of Sand and Fog - Shohreh Aghdashloo Interview - Продолжительность: 2:51 Novidades Cinema - Movie News Recommended for you. 2:51. Jennifer Connelly Transformation From 10 To 47 Years Old - Продолжительность: 10:07 Top Famous Tube Recommended for you.

House of sand and fog. Contents

For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, W. House of sand and fog. Contents.

Andre Dubus III keeps adding snakes to the plot until it is all so twisted .

Andre Dubus III keeps adding snakes to the plot until it is all so twisted together that only the sword of Alexander the Great will untie it. Dubus reveals all the characters, even the second tier characters, with such depth that I felt like I know these people. Andre Dubus III's second novel, House of Sand and Fog was adapted to film in 2003 by a Ukrainian-Americana director by the name of Vadim Perelman.

Dubus is a taker of risks-. Helen M. House of Sand and Fog This book was indeed a page turning! I had a hard time putting it down. A craftsman of character and dialogue, Dubus has dared to push his limits. A poignant drama that is engrossing-. A book full of longing, a vivid and exquisitely realized snapshot of America's underside. Unputdownable-a page-turner that's a mind-opener-a thriller with moral complexity.

Fictioanl Novel, Literary Fiction
  • Foginn
I have to admit, I was temped to pass up HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG because the subject matter didn't intrigue me. The story of an Iranian immigrant and a troubled woman competing for the same California bungalow just didn't sound like the sort of tale that would keep me up late turning pages. It's a good thing I've read some of brilliant short fiction crafted by this book's author, Andre Dubus III. Otherwise, I might have left this book on the shelf, and that would've been a shame.
Despite a storyline that sounds less-than-inspiring, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG captured my attention within the first few pages. The book begins in the stunningly realistic first-person voice of Massoud Behrani, once a Colonel in the Shah's army, now hunkered down in the United States because he and his family are marked for death in their mother country of Iran. Unable to find a job, Behrani is reduced to working for the county, picking garbage from the side of a California highway. Desperate to make a respectable life for his family, Behrani spends his family's dwindling savings to purchase a small house at auction, hoping to resell it at a large profit.
Enter Kathy Nicolo, a former drug addict, now barely keeping her head above water after her husband left her. The bungalow she inherited from her father is swept out from under her because of a delinquent tax bill she doesn't actually owe. Deputy Sheriff Lester Burdon takes a personal interest in Kathy's case, and becomes enmeshed in her struggle to win back her home. Despite a wife and two small children, he finds himself in love with Kathy. Dubus skillfully weaves the story of Kathy and Lester--a doomed, hopelessly codependent dance--against the backdrop of their fight for justice and the return of Kathy's house.
What truly makes this story come alive in the reader's mind is the amazing voice of each character. Dubus flawlessly takes us inside the heads of a proud and willful Iranian colonel, a troubled young woman, and an equally troubled law officer. The conflict continues to escalate, despite the fact that there truly are no "bad guys"--as readers, Dubus makes certain we understand BOTH sides. If anything, the antagonist of this story is exactly what the book jacket says, the character's "tragic inability to understand each other."
This is by far one of the most skillfully crafted novels I've ever read. And please don't equate literary merit with "boring." HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG kept me riveted. The book explodes when these forces--the desperate woman and her lover, and the equally desperate Behrani family--collide. I was forced to read the last 250 pages in one sitting (until 2 a.m., actually) because this book would simply not be denied. I expect great things from Andre Dubus III, and as a writer I could only read the last page, close the book in stunned admiration, and whisper, "Wow."
  • fetish
There are no heroes in The House of Sand and Fog, only flawed people, struggling to recover from devastating changes to their lives. Kathy Nicolo is a former addict trying to rebuild her life after her husband left. Massoud Amir Behrani is a former colonel in the Iranian military under the Shah, struggling to cope with life as a refugee immigrant who has lost his status, wealth and power. These two are cast into conflict through no doing of their own. There is no villain in this story, except perhaps the vague ‘county’ which in Kafkaesque fashion has omitted one letter from a street name, causing these two lives to be thrust into turmoil.

For much of the book, the story is compelling. The two main characters, though not especially likeable, evoke the reader’s sympathy. After all, they were trying to improve their lot, taking the right steps and making reasonable choices, until a fluke of fate intervenes. The situation the author has created places them into a crucible that tests their character and reflects the human condition.

But great tragedies drive the lead characters inexorably toward their doom. Given their human flaws and the circumstance, they have no way out. As this book moves toward its conclusion, I found myself wondering if these characters would really take the steps needed to fall further, or if the author was expediently taking some short cuts to complete the story.

Though this story was well written throughout and presented a great premise, I felt the story a bit contrived despite the strong start, and therefore found the tragedy less compelling.
  • Braendo
The House of Sand and Fog is a marvelous book. The wishes and dreams of each of the characters are beautifully articulated. We can relate to the aspirations of the deposed Iranian colonel, who loves his depressed wife and wants to make a better life for her and his family and who wants to quit his demeaning job as a garbage collector and hold his head up again. We also sympathize with Kathy, who was too depressed, after her husband left, to read her mail and find out the county was about to auction off her house for non-payment of a tax bill, she didn't really owe and we wish she would eat something and stop drinking. At the end, when Kathy finally admits her motivation, is at once shocking and and sad.