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Adultery & other choices: nine short stories and a novella

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"The title story alone will make it worth your while to go out and get the book."--The New York Times Book Review

This second book of short stories by Andre Dubus (now included in his three-volume Collected Short Stories & Novellas ) established him as a master of the genre in the lineage of Hemingway and Chekhov, even as its gritty truths and spiritual attentiveness served to set his voice apart. The opening stories focus on the fragile nature of youth, exemplified in struggles with a father, a friend, an enemy. In part two, Dubus contends with the military, the police, and fate--and then leaves us with the most wrenching of all emotional challenges in the final novella, Adultery . Poignant as parables, alive as fiction, and compelling as pure narrative, these familiar stories never fail to entertain while, at the same time, leaving the reader breathless with the immediacy and depth of real life in the real America.

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title_fullAdultery & other choices : nine short stories and a novella / Andre Dubus
Adultery & other choices : nine short stories and a novella [electronic resource] / Andre Dubus
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