TOWNIE, by Andre Dubus III: READ IT

when i first read AD III’s fiction, what struck me is the honesty and clarity with which he writes people. his characters are some of the most real individuals i’ve had the pleasure to read. and it occurred to me (and it is borne out now in his memoir) that to write people that way, you have to have really seen people – at their best, worst, and everything in between. TOWNIE, his memoir, makes it clear exactly when, where, and how he developed that sight. reading this book is like having coffee or a drink (or driving around SLC) with the man, and hearing the story of who he is, was, and has been. it is also gutting, gritty, and inspiring.

also: i interviewed him once about Garden of Last Days.

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TOWNIE, by Andre Dubus III: READ IT

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