Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Literature > literature
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
New England

Townie: A Memoir

Andre Dubus III.
Publisher Norton  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.4 x 1.25 inches
ISBN 9780393064667
Pages/Publication Date 387/2011
Daedalus Item Code 23897
List Price: $25.95
Sale Price: $5.98 $4.98
You Save: $20.97
          Tell a friend
Our Picks Great Deals Notable Book Clearance Sale
(A Finalist for the 2012 Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year and a New York Times Editor's Choice for 2011) The author of the National Book Award Finalist House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus III presents this harrowing yet profoundly redemptive memoir of his youth in a hardscrabble Massachusetts mill town after his celebrated father left the family. Drugs and everyday violence were facts of life among the "townies" in Haverhill, and the younger Dubus eventually trained as a fighter to protect his overworked mother and his three siblings, while still visiting the educated world of his father's Bradford College campus on Sundays. Only when he set aside his rage in favor of forgiving—and writing—did Dubus begin to communicate with his remote namesake.

"This is a memoir both disconcertingly naked and immensely careful; Dubus refrains from bitterness the way a Buddhist monk renounces worldly possessions.... It's tempting to get angry on the author's behalf, but Townie patiently teaches its readers that rage is self-poisoning."—Salon

"Townie is a better, harder book than anything the younger Mr. Dubus has yet written; it pays off on every bet that's been placed on him.... Mr. Dubus's prose is clear, supple, unshowy ... you'll agree with the boxing coach who said to Mr. Dubus as a teenager, 'I think you got the killer instinct, kid'."—NYTimes

You might also like:
Small Memories: A Memoir
José Saramago. Margaret Jull Costa, trans.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780099520481.  Daedalus Item Code: 23860
List Price: Import Sale Price: $3.98 $2.98
Burning the Days
James Salter.
Publisher: Picador.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780330448826.  Daedalus Item Code: 51077
List Price: Import Sale Price: $5.98
Little Failure: A Memoir
Gary Shteyngart.
Publisher: Random House.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780812982497.  Daedalus Item Code: 51963
List Price: $16.00 Sale Price: $4.98 You Save: $11.02
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Jeanette Winterson.
Publisher: Grove.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780802120106.  Daedalus Item Code: 52529
List Price: $25.00 Sale Price: $3.98 You Save: $21.02
Others who bought this item also bought
Great House
Nicole Krauss.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780393079982.  Daedalus Item Code: 23880
List Price: $24.95 Sale Price: $5.98 $3.98 You Save: $20.97
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Reading Group Picks
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
Contact Us
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Gift Cards
Track Order
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2015 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com