Townie : a memoir (Book, 2012) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Townie : a memoir

Author: Andre Dubus
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After their parents divorce in the 1970's, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts shoe factory town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed, or killing someone else, or to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Andre Dubus; Andre Dubus; Andre Dubus; Andre Dubus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andre Dubus
ISBN: 9780393340679 0393340678
OCLC Number: 738350210
Description: 387 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Andre Dubus III.

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"Dubus relives, absent self-pity or blame, a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness." -Vanity Fair  Read more...
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"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 - New York Times "Harrowing and strange and Read more...

 
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