Broken vessels

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D.R. Godine, 1991 - Fiction - 195 pages
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These autobiographical essays tell of the authors Catholic boyhood in a Cajun-Creole community in Louisianna, his wives and children, the business of making a living as a writer, and the 1986 car accident which cost him the use of his legs

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Wept my way through it. Spectacular. Read full review

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Of the two collections (Meditations from a Moveable Chair and Broken Vessels), I would recommend: Song of Pity, Letter to Amtrak, Giving Up the Gun, Witness, Sketches at Home, and most especially, Broken Vessels (Part V of the book of the same name). Read full review


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About the author (1991)

Andre Dubus was a short-story writer, essayist, and educator. Debus was a former Marine who taught college for 20 years while submitting his stories to small literary magazines. In the summer of 1986, he was hit by a car in Massachusetts, where he had stopped to help an accident victim. He spent the rest of his life confined to a wheelchair. Debus returned to writing after authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, John Irving, and John Updike held a benefit that helped defer his medical expenses. His 1997 collection of short stories, Dancing After Hours, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Rea Award. He received the PEN/Malamud Award, the Jean Stein Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from both the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations. Andre Dubus died on February 24, 1999.