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Andre Dubus III on Townie

Friday, May 27, 2011

Novelist Andre Dubus, III talks about his memoir, Townie. It’s an account of growing up with his three siblings and his exhausted working mother in a depressed, crime-ridden Massachusetts mill town. His father, an eminent author and college professor, took the kids out on Sundays, and the clash of worlds couldn’t have been more stark. He describes learning to cope with violence, trying to communicate with his father, and how he was saved by writing.

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Andre Dubus, III

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Mary F Hickey from Seminole, FL

Terrific. Lopate at his best.n n Super author too.

May. 27 2011 12:53 PM

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