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Author Dubus, Andre, 1959- author.

Title Townie [OverDrive electronic resource] : a memoir / Andre Dubus III.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Co.
©2011
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Summary After their parents divorce in the 1970's, Andre Dubus III and his three siblings grew up with their exhausted working mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and crime. To protect himself and those he loved from street violence, Andre learned to use his fists so well that he was even scared of himself. He was on a fast track to getting killed, or killing someone else, or to beatings-for-pay as a boxer. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. The clash of worlds couldn't have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by becoming a writer himself could Andre begin to bridge the abyss and save himself.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York W. W. Norton & Company 2011 Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Dubus, Andre, 1959-
Dubus, Andre, 1959- -- Childhood and youth.
Dubus, Andre, 1959- -- Family.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Social classes -- Merrimack River Valley (N.H. and Mass.)
Violence -- Merrimack River Valley (N.H. and Mass.)
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780393081732 (electronic bk.)
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