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❧ Townie free download ➛ Author Andre Dubus III – Blackswantea.co.uk Won Book of the Year Adult Non Fiction—2012 Indie Choice Awards Best Book of the Month February 2011Dubus relives absent self pity or blame a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tendernTownie free download Author Andre Dubus III Blackswanteacouk Won Book of the Year Adult Non Fiction—2012 Indie Choice Awards Best Book of the Month February 2011Dubus relives absent self pity or blame a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tendern Won Book of the Year Adult Non Fiction— Indie Choice Awards Best Book of the Month February Dubus reli

Ves absent self pity or blame a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness—Vanity FairAfter their parents divorced in the s Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence Nearby his father an eminent author taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sunda

townie book Townie ePUBVes absent self pity or blame a life shaped by bouts of violence and flurries of tenderness—Vanity FairAfter their parents divorced in the s Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence Nearby his father an eminent author taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sunda

Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days House of Sand and Fog a New York Times bestseller Oprah’s Book Club pick and finalist for the National Book Award and Townie winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature His writing has received many honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship a National Magazine Award and two Pushcart Prizes He lives with.

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  • Andrew Smith

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBThe most interesting and moving memoir I’ve ever read This book tracks the life particularly the early life of this excellent writer through a series of roughly chronological memories and anecdotes Brought up in tough New England towns he tells of how he was the recipient of regular beatings from the local hard cases This pattern continued as he moved from one run down area to the next until he decided to change things by developing his own body through boxing and weight lifting to enable his transformation into a street brawler feared by othersThe author's father left home for one of his many female conuests early in the life o


  • Bonnie

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBI have never read any of Dubus' books because back when he was popular I Didn't Do Tragic His memoir got good buzz though so I decided to give it a try Let's just say that I don't plan to read any of his fictional books everI feel bad for Dubus He got a raw deal with a father who couldn’t be bothered to spend time with his children and a mom who was too busy and exhausted to pay adeuate attention to them With the exception of his younger sister Dubus' siblings were adrif


  • Barbara H

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBThe major focus of this soul baring memoir of Andre Dubus III is in Haverhill Massachusetts a city bordering New Hampshire in northeastern Massachusetts It was a former mill town and industrial city which in the 19th and early half of the 20th century was known as the “ueen Slipper City” because of its tanneries and shoe manufacturing They boasted that 110 of the shoes made in the US were made there It is located on the Merrimack River I lived there for a few years and found it to be a “cultural wasteland” The one redeeming factor was that it had a reasonable library My presence there was during the waning years of the shoe manufacturing prior to the Dubus Family’s arrival thereMost of the surroundings had not yet become as described in his account The h


  • Chrissie

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBThis is a rough book It is about violence in all its forms except war and genocide Violence on a personal level If swear words and rape and drugs are going to put you off well then maybe this isn't a book for you But read on It is also about a dysfunctional family I don't like dysfunctional family stories or that is what I thought But hey there is an exception to every rule Maybe I so very much liked it because it is no story; it is autobiographical I also know that I li


  • Elge

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBI totally agree with Dwight Garner of the New York Times when he writes of this book Townie is a better harder book than anything Dubus III has yet writer; it pays off on every bet that's been placed on him A sleek muscle car of a memoirThe core theme of the memoir is men's particularly his relationship to violence As a kid he was a victim of it This part of the book was hard to read and I almost bailed out on the book because I wanted him to stop being a victim and stand up for himself Then he does and the book really takes off He becomes a tough guy with a reputatio


  • Neil White

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBDubus's novels are difficult to read without getting worked up into a frenzy that involves symptoms not unlike severe stress or paranoia At least for me anyway Shortness of breath increased heart rate even sweats these things happen His memoir does not include the same scenes of riveting tension and personal anguish that populate his other works but I found myself still getting worked up reading this especially the early scenes of his torment as a young childA skinny kid raised by a single mother growing up in some of the roughest neighborhoods Massachusetts has to offer tormented by bullies every day Dubus eventually learned to fight back He learned how to fight back a little


  • Karen

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBLike most of my books I read this on my ipad and kindle At one point when I was about to uit I clicked to find I was 40% through the book Do editors still exist Who would allow the first 40% of a book to be little than a series of school yard brawls replete with description of injuries names of malefactors and explanation of grudges with thi


  • Dean

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBI got two thirds of the way through this book and I surrended If this was fiction I would say that the main character is a damaged and flawed person with serious anger issues Sadly it is a biography and I just cannot care about a man who in his mid twenties needs to run around a town looking to beat up people for what he thinks are insults Or looking for insults so he can get into a fight No signs of redemption although since he wrote some good books later on one can assume he figures out that life is than late night bar room brawls But I think I would be embarraassed to have lead this life much less write it up and publish it I am embarrassed to have kept reading for as long as I did thinking that at some point he would


  • Karen

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBIt was like getting a tooth drilled or being hit over the head by the same damn bat I'll pass on this one thank you very muchThe same scenes repeated endlessly Hopelessness cruelty fear and abandonment abound in this book It's a bleak tale and a place I choose not to visit any longer than reading the 67 pages I spent there I've believed Dubus


  • Barbara

    Kindle Editionè Townie Kindle ↠ townie book, Townie ePUBWow It's eight o' clock on the last night of June The grand children are in bed and this is when I usually open up my book and read for the evening The problem is that I finished Townie last night and now I am achingly homesick for HaverhillThis is rather ridiculous since 1 I have never been to Haverhill and 2 the town and the life that Dubus portrays at great length and with much repetition are as gritty as violent as unappealing as anyplace that one might imagine This was hell pure and simple for a family of four whose father splits to lead an independent life as a writer and bon vivant And like hell it never seemed to endeither for the writer or for the readerAnd yet and yet after chapter upon chapter of fights drugs infertile dreams neglect poverty and drink it does Something magical breaks through the bleakness and the last one hundred pages are simply gorgeous They shine and glimmer with redemption love and luminous writing I almost signed off on


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