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THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS

Dubus, Andre III

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ISBN 10: 0393041654 / ISBN 13: 9780393041651
Published by Norton, New York, 2008
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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8vo. Quarter dark blue cloth over teal boards, with gilt spine titles. 535 pages. SIGNED on the title page by the author. Small remainder black ink dot on bottom edge, else Fine. Crisp, illustrated dust-jacket has price intact. First edition, First printing [with full number line]. Bookseller Inventory # 000752

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Title: THE GARDEN OF LAST DAYS

Publisher: Norton, New York

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah's Book Club selection House of Sand and Fog--a new big-hearted, painful, page-turning novel.

One early September night in Florida, a stripper brings her daughter to work. April's usual babysitter is in the hospital, so she decides it's best to have her three-year-old daughter close by, watching children's videos in the office, while she works.
Except that April works at the Puma Club for Men. And tonight she has an unusual client, a foreigner both remote and too personal, and free with his money. Lots of it, all cash. His name is Bassam. Meanwhile, another man, AJ, has been thrown out of the club for holding hands with his favorite stripper, and he's drunk and angry and lonely.

From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, searing, passionate, page-turning narrative, a big-hearted and painful novel about sex and parenthood and honor and masculinity. Set in the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed, it juxtaposes lust for domination with hunger for connection, sexual violence with family love. It seizes the reader by the throat with the same psychological tension, depth, and realism that characterized Andre Dubus's #1 bestseller, House of Sand and Fog--and an even greater sense of the dark and anguished places in the human heart.

About the Author:

Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award) and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family north of Boston.

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