Broken Vessels: Essays

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Open Road Media, Nov 23, 2010 - Literary Collections - 195 pages
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The reflective essays of one of America’s most accomplished authors
 Andre Dubus is celebrated for his ability to depict the subtlest of human emotions in his characters, and when he turns the microscope on himself, the resulting insights are no less illuminative. Intimate and expressive, these autobiographical accounts of his childhood in Louisiana, his experiences in the Marine Corps, and, later, his life as a husband and father, paint a vivid portrait of this acclaimed author. Limned with sapience and depth of feeling, Broken Vessels contains the personal reflections of a writer whose keen perceptions of the human heart are destined to be treasured for generations to come. 

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

In his first volume of nonfiction, short-story writer Dubus (The Last Worthless Thing, 1986, etc.) reveals the passions, struggles, and strengths underlying his art, life, and arduous recovery from ... Read full review

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Dubus's first volume of nonfiction is a collection of personal essays written over the last 13 years. The adjective moving is overused but entirely appropriate to these wonderful pieces. One deals ... Read full review


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About the author (2010)

Award-winning author Andre Dubus (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century. Dubus’s collections of short fiction include Separate Flights (1975), Adultery & Other Choices (1977), and Dancing After Hours (1996), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Another collection, Finding a Girl in America, features the story “Killings,” which was adapted into the critically acclaimed film In the Bedroom (2001), starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei. 

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