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The Times Are Never So Bad

A Novella and Eight Short Stories

The Times Are Never So Bad( )
Author: Dubus, Andre
ISBN:978-0-87923-459-1
Publication Date:Apr 1983
Publisher:David R. Godine Publisher
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Details
Pages:180
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.18 x 9.09 x 0.91 Inches
Book Weight:0.997 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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