With “an eye for searing detail that is unequaled so far this century” (Dallas Morning News) celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. On the Massachusetts coast north of Boston, a controlling manager, Mark, discovers his wife’s infidelity after twenty-five years of marriage. An overweight young woman, Marla, gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. A philandering bartender/aspiring poet, Robert, betrays his pregnant wife. And in the stunning title novella, a teenage girl named Devon, fleeing a dirty image of her posted online, seeks respect in the eyes of her widowed great-uncle Francis and of an Iraq vet she’s met surfing the Web. Slivered by happiness and discontent, shadowed by aging and death but also by persistent hope and forgiveness, these beautifully wrought narratives express extraordinary tenderness toward human beings, our vulnerable hearts and bodies, our fulfilling and unfulfilling lives alone and with others.
Hardcover : 304 pages
Published by W.W. Norton
★ Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“First rate fiction by a dazzling talent.”
★Dirty Love - New York Times Book Review»
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Chancellor's Speaker Series:
A Conversation with Meryl Streep
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
The talk, featuring the Academy Award-winning actress as well as best-selling author and UMass Lowell faculty member Andre Dubus III, is the latest event in the Chancellor's Speaker Series, which began last year with Stephen King. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships.
And they said Stephen King would be impossible to follow!
Just over a year after King launched the UMass Lowell Chancellor's Speaker Series into incredible fanfare, the event returns with another name you may recognize. Meryl Streep, the three-time Academy Award winner considered by many to the greatest actress of our time, will take the stage at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell on:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 7:30PM.
Ticket prices (proceeds to benefit student scholarships):
General admission: $30
Reserved seating near stage: $50
Reserved floor seating: $70
For information, call the box office at 866-722-8780 or visit tsongascenter.com.
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Andre Dubus III is the author of Dirty Love, Townie, The Garden of Last Days and House of Sand and Fog (an Oprah Book Club pick and a finalist for the National Book Award). He lives with his family north of Boston.
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Dirty Love, a 2013 New York Times “Notable Book”
Dirty Love, a “2013 Notable Fiction” pick, The Washington Post
Dirty Love, a “Starred Best Book of 2013”, Kirkus, November 2013
Dirty Love, “10 Best Books Gauaranteed to Get Your Book Club Talking”, Kirkus
Dirty Love, “Editors’ Pick”, Nov. 2013, AudioFile Magazine, Portland, Maine
Audiofile’s “Earphone Award”, November 2013, AudioFile Magazine, Portland, Maine