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Dancing after Hours

Stories

Dancing after Hours( )
Author: Dubus, Andre
ISBN:978-0-679-43107-7
Publication Date:Feb 1996
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Knopf
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $23.00
Book Description:

ANew York TimesNotable Book of the Year From a genuine hero of the American short story comes a luminous collection that reveals the seams of hurt, courage, and tenderness that run through the bedrock of contemporary American life. In these fourteen stories, Dubus depicts ordinary men and women confronting injury and loneliness, the lack of love and the terror of actually having it. Out of his characters' struggles and small failures--and their unexpected moments of redemption--Dubus...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.39 x 8.73 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:0.924 Pounds
Author Biography
Dubus, Andre (Author)
Andre Dubus was a short-story writer, essayist, and educator.

Debus was a former Marine who taught college for 20 years while submitting his stories to small literary magazines. In the summer of 1986, he was hit by a car in Massachusetts, where he had stopped to help an accident victim. He spent the rest of his life confined to a wheelchair.

Debus returned to writing after authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, and John Updike held a benefit that helped defer his medical expenses. His 1997 collection of short stories, Dancing After Hours, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Rea Award. He received the PEN/Malamud Award, the Jean Stein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from both the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.

Andre Dubus died on February 24, 1999.

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