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House of Sand and Fog

Dubus's book was a finalist for the National Book Award and a choice for Oprah's Book Club.

Dubus’s book was a finalist for the National Book Award and a choice for Oprah’s Book Club.

A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family’s dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.

In House of Sand and Fog, a masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III‘s unforgettable characters―people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on―careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

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