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Townie

Townie

(2011)
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An acclaimed novelist reflects on his violent past and a lifestyle that threatened to destroy him - until he was saved by writing.

After their parents divorced in the 1970s, 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. His memoir is a riveting, visceral, profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love. .

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Townie: A Memoir
Author(s): Andre Dubus III
ISBN: 0-393-06466-2 / 978-1-203-02621-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: WW Norton
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Townie: A Memoir
Author(s): Andre Dubus III
ISBN: 0-393-34067-8 / 978-0-393-34067-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Townie: A Memoir (Library Edition)
Author(s): Andre Dubus III
ISBN: 1-4417-8155-2 / 978-1-4417-8155-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Townie: A Memoir
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 1-4417-8156-0 / 978-1-4417-8156-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2011 : USA Audio CD
Title: Townie: A Memoir
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 1-4417-8157-9 / 978-1-4417-8157-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Townie: A Memoir
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 1-4417-8158-7 / 978-1-4417-8158-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Townie: A Memoir
Author(s): Andre Dubus III
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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