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Author Dubus, Andre, 1959-

Title Townie : a memoir / Andre Dubus III.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 DUBUS    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Biographies  92 BIOGRAPHY DUBUS    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. DUBUS, A.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  B DUBUS    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Adult Department  B DUBUS    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO DUBUS    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B DUBUS ANDRE D    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Biographies  B DUBUS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Pearl Street Branch Library - Biographies  B DUBUS    Check Shelf
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  B DUBUS, ANDRE    Check Shelf

Edition First edition.
Description 387 pages ; 25 cm
Summary After their parents divorce in the 1970's, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed, or killing someone else, or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash of worlds couldn't have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by becoming a writer himself could Andre begin to bridge the abyss and save himself.
Subject Dubus, Andre, 1959- -- Childhood and youth.
Dubus, Andre, 1959- -- Family.
Dubus, Andre, 1936-1999.
Dubus family.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships.
Social classes -- Merrimack River Valley (N.H. and Mass.)
Violence -- Merrimack River Valley (N.H. and Mass.)
Merrimack River Valley (N.H. and Mass.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780393064667 hardcover
0393064662 hardcover
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