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House of Sand and Fog (Hardcover)

Author:  Andre Dubus
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0393046974
ISBN-13: 9780393046977
Sku: 30440023
Publish Date: 2/1/1999
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  365
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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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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.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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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.

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New Yorker
"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." 03/29/1999

Times Literary Supplement
"[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." - Henry Hitchings 04/07/2000

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0365
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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