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Collected short stories & novellas

Author: Andre Dubus; Ann Beattie; Richard Russo
Publisher: Jaffrey, New Hampshire : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2018-
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
Volume 1 : In the early 1970s, literary journals that contained Andre Dubus short stories were passed around amongst admiring readers. When his debut collection Separate Flights arrived in 1975, it was immediately celebrated. "Dubus is the sort of writer who instructs the heart, and he ought to be discovered by any number of readers," wrote The Atlantic Monthly. The collection won the Boston Globe's Laurence L. &

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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andre Dubus; Ann Beattie; Richard Russo
ISBN: 9781567926163 1567926169 9781567926170 1567926177 9781567926279 1567926274
OCLC Number: 1021055092
Description: volumes ; 23 cm
Contents: V. 1. We don't live here anymore / introduction by Ann Beattie --
v. 2. Winter father / introduction by Richard Russo --
v. 3. The cross country runner / introduction by Ann Beattie.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Collected short stories and novellas
Responsibility: Andre Dubus.


The third volume in Godines 2018 re-issue of the short stories and novellas of Andre Dubus, The Cross Country Runner brings together his 1986 collection Last Worthless Evening and Voices from the  Read more...


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The collection includes the novella \"We Don\'t Live Here Anymore,\" which served as the basis for the 2004 film of the same title (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival); the novella also introduces Dubus\'s writer-protagonist Hank Allison, a character who continue to appear throughout his work. Two years later, the title story of Dubus\'s sophomore collection Adultery and Other Choices continued the exploits of Hank Allison. \"The title story alone will make it worth your while to go out and get the book,\" wrote the New York Times Book Review. While the collection\'s opening stories focus on the fragile nature of youth, later stories shift to darker struggles of adulthood, such as in \"Andromache\"--Dubus\'s first story to appear in The New Yorker (1968)--which traces the aftermath of a tragic death during wartime. -- \u2021c From publisher\'s description.<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:description<\/a> \"Volume 2 : While the title novella of Dubus\'s Finding a Girl in America returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection\'s opening story strikes a much darker tone: \"Killings\"--the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film In the Bedroom--is a swift tale of revenge that leaves readers wondering what they might do in the name of family love. 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