House of Sand and Fog (Hardcover) - Dubus, Andre

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When a former colonel of the Iranian Air Force and his family purchase a small California home at auction, they are faced with a great conflict as the former owner and her police officer boyfriend fight to get it back at any cost. 35,000 first printing. *Author: Dubus, Andre *Publication Date: 1999/02/01 *Number of Pages: 365 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.75

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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393046977
SKU 30440023
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0393046974
Release Date 2/1/1999
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Praise
"It's clear from the start that we're heading for a mess; what makes the book memorable is Dubus's affecting, subtle portrait of two hostile but equally fragile camps."
"[T]he strength of HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG lies in its raw honesty and its author's ear for the hollow cadences of a realistic anality. Yet the novel is less successful in its characters' inability to magnetize the reader's sympathies....[T]his is the final deficiency of the novel; for if it speaks observantly and even plangently, it none the less seems to tell us nothing we have not been told before."
From the Publisher
Annotation This second novel by Andre Dubus 3rd (son of acclaimed writer Andre Dubus) is about an Iranian immigrant who stumbles into a complex struggle over the possession of a California house with the down-on-her-luck woman who used to own it and the sheriff who is in love with her.
Editors Note Tense with suspense from the first line, this is one of the great American realist novels. 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. On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back. House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
Editors Note 2 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. On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back. House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0365
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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