The Resource Townie : a memoir, Andre Dubus III

Townie : a memoir, Andre Dubus III

Label
Townie : a memoir
Title
Townie
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Andre Dubus III
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Acclaimed author Andre Dubus III looks back on the dangerous path he began to take following his parents' split. Once known for his ability to speak with his fists, he shares how he turned his life around
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
374041
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dubus, Andre
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dubus, Andre
  • Dubus, Andre
  • Dubus, Andre
  • Authors, American
  • Social classes
  • Violence
Target audience
adult
Label
Townie : a memoir, Andre Dubus III
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn601107811
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
387 p.
Isbn
9780393064667
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010038029
System control number
(OCoLC)601107811
Label
Townie : a memoir, Andre Dubus III
Publication
Control code
ocn601107811
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
387 p.
Isbn
9780393064667
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010038029
System control number
(OCoLC)601107811

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