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Author Dubus, Andre, 1959-

Title Townie : a memoir / Andre Dubus III

Publ Info New York : W. W. Norton & Co., [2011]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Warwick  PS3554 .U2652 Z46 2011    AVAILABLE
 RIC Browsing  PS3554.U2652 Z46 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PS3554.U2652 Z46 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 387 pages ; 25 cm
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Note 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
LC subject Dubus, Andre, 1959-
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography
ISBN 9780393064667 (hbk.)
0393064662 (hbk.)