Townie: A Memoir


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$17.95  $16.69
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.65 pounds

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About the Author

Andre Dubus III is the author of Such Kindness and eight other books, including the bestsellers Townie, a memoir; and House of Sand and Fog, a National Book Award Finalist in Fiction and an Oprah's Book Club selection. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.


Townie is a better, harder book than anything [Dubus III] has yet written; it pays off on every bet that's been placed on him.--Dwight Garner
Harrowing and strange and beautiful...This book marks an important moment in the growing body of Dubus's work.--Bret Lott
This haunting memoir is as explosive as a Muhammad Ali prize fight, as vivid as a Basquiat canvas...This wrenching story can only strengthen the reputation of Andre Dubus III. From father to son, the torch has passed.--Dan Cryer
A stormy and courageous memoir.--Kate Bittman
[Dubus III] is such a solid writer, he redeems the genre. He shows that truth can be as honest as fiction.--Mark Lindquist
Dubus has an eye for searing detail that is unequaled so far this century...and he employs that here to maximum effect.--Joy Tipping
The best first-person account of an author's life I have ever read. The violence that is described is the kind that is with us every day, whether we recognize it or not. The characters are wonderful and compassionately drawn. I sincerely believe Andre Dubus may be the best writer in America. His talent is enormous. No one who reads this book will ever forget it.--James Lee Burke
Whatever it cost Dubus to bare his soul and write this brutally honest and life-affirming memoir, it is an extraordinary gift to his readers.--Wally Lamb