In the early 1970s, literary journals that contained Andre Dubus' short stories were passed around among admiring readers. When his debut collection, Separate Flights, arrived in 1975, it was immediately celebrated and won the Boston Globe's Laurence L. & Thomas Winship / PEN New England Award. The collection includes the novella We Don't Live Here Anymore, which served as the basis for the 2004 film of the same title (nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival); the novella also introduces Dubus' writer-protagonist Hank Allison, a character who continues to appear throughout his work. Two years later, the title story of Dubus' sophomore collection Adultery and Other Choices continued the exploits of Hank Allison. "The title story alone will make it worth your while to go out and get the book," wrote the New York Times Book Review. While the collection's opening stories focus on the fragile nature of youth, later stories shift to darker struggles of adulthood, such as in "Andromache"-Dubus' first story to appear in the New Yorker (1968)-which traces the aftermath of a tragic death during wartime.
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by Andre Dubus, III
by Andre Dubus
by Andre Taylor
by Frank Wilderson, III
by Sneed B. Collard, III
"This audiobook is a remarkable combination of extraordinary writing and superb narrating. Dubus is a master storyteller, and the narrators who perform this collection of short stories are some of the best in the business. The result is an amazing listening experience. Each narrator is up to the task of taking on Dubus's stories, which cover love and loss, friendships and jealousy, tragedy and other moments in life large and small. All the narrators bring depth and understanding to their performances. This collection reveals both the extraordinary talents of the writer and narrators, and will leave listeners eager for the next two volumes of Dubus's work. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"