House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus audiobook

House of Sand and Fog

By Andre Dubus III
Read by Andre Dubus III and Fontaine Dollas Dubus

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13.90 Hours Unabridged
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In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon, a married man who finds himself falling in love with Kathy, becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice. Drawn by their competing desires to the same small house in the California hills and doomed by their tragic inability to understand one another, the three converge in an explosive collision course. Combining unadorned realism with profound empathy, House of Sand and Fog marks the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection in 1999

A 1999 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Fiction

A 1999 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Fiction

A Book Sense Book of the Year

An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Fiction

In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Colonel Behrani, once a wealthy man in Iran, is now a struggling immigrant willing to bet everything he has to restore his family's dignity. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young woman whose house is all she has left, and who refuses to let her hard-won stability slip away from her. Sheriff Lester Burdon, a married man who finds himself falling in love with Kathy, becomes obsessed with helping her fight for justice.

Drawn by their competing desires to the same small house in the California hills and doomed by their tragic inability to understand one another, the three converge in an explosive collision course. Combining unadorned realism with profound empathy, House of Sand and Fog marks the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The most rending kind of war is not between two hatreds, but between two hopes. Dubus sets out the growing confrontation with chilly ingenuity and a remarkably observant compassion. A fine and prophetic novel." Los Angeles Times 
"A page-turner with a beating heart." Boston Globe 
"It is rare these days to encounter a novel that follows the rules of Greek tragedy. Dubus is a taker of risks. A craftsman of character and dialogue, Dubus has dared to push his limits." San Francisco Chronicle 
"An utterly believable, riveting journey. Dubus has written a story that one cannot help but care about." San Diego Union-Tribune 
"A mixture of classical tragedy perfectly imbued with film noir … The work of a writer who is the real thing." Baltimore Sun 
"A poignant drama that is engrossing. A book full of longing, a vivid and exquisitely realized snapshot of America's underside." Seattle Weekly 
"Elegant and powerful … An unusual and volatile literary thriller." Washington Post Book World
"Exceptional storytelling, true to life—searing and insightful. You can't help but be impressed." Philadelphia Inquirer 
"Dubus's chronicle of the American Dream gone awry is distinguished by his sympathetic delineation of lower-middle class life." Publishers Weekly 
“Dubus's attention to detail and realistic prose style give the narrative a hard-edged, cinematic quality, but unlike many movies, its outcome is unexpected. Recommended for all fiction collections.” Library Journal 
"Dubus proves himself both an exquisitely careful craftsman and a painstaking recorder of society." Boston Magazine 

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Author

Author Bio: Andre Dubus III

Author Bio: Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III is the author of the highly acclaimed, award-winning memoir Townie, a New York Times bestseller, and of the #1 New York Times bestseller House of Sand and Fog. Townie made the list of the best books of 2011 for Esquire, Salon, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Washington Examiner, and AudioFile. House of Sand and Fog, the basis for an Academy Award–nominated motion picture, was a fiction finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Book Sense Book of the Year, and an Oprah Book Club selection. His other works include a collection of short fiction, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, and the novels Bluesman and The Garden of Last Days. His work has been included in The Best American Essays of 1994 and The Best Spiritual Writing of 1999. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, the National Magazine Award for fiction, and was a finalist for the Rome Prize Fellowship from the Academy of Arts and Letters. A member of PEN American Center, Dubus has served as a panelist for the National Book Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, has taught writing at Harvard, Tufts, and Emerson College, and is currently a full-time faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is married to the performer Fontaine Dollas Dubus. They live in Massachusetts with their three children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 13.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English