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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:978-0-87923-641-0
Publication Date:Dec 1991
Publisher:David R. Godine Publisher
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.95
Book Description:

The Pretty Girl . . . may be the most compelling and suspenseful work of fiction [Dubus] has written."--Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Times Book Review

Stories of men and women attempting to live together, to tell the truth as they see it (or don't see it), and to survive the crises, and sometimes the violence, of domestic life. Now included in Andre Dubus's Collected Short Stories & Novellas) this original edition includes A Father's...
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Book Details
Pages:180
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.54 x 8.28 x 0.56 Inches
Book Weight:0.565 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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