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The Times Are Never So Bad

(1983)
A collection of stories by

 
Ordinary lives, lives that brush against us every day, that's Dubus territory. It's rendered in the unblinking realism for which he is famous, and which, in this collection of short fiction, focuses on the twisting deformations of love that police, with irony, call "domestic disturbances." Andre Dubus is a well established author whose beat is the Northeast. He knows it and its people, its nuances and problems. He writes with great honesty and conviction about people and their lives.

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"...luminous with honesty and generosity. Dubus is interested in essential things--in the shadowy powers that circle our lives and in the slender resources of faith and love with which we try to keep them at bay." - Tobias Wolff


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Hardback Editions

April 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Times Are Never So Bad: A Novella and Eight Short Stories
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 0-87923-459-8 / 978-0-87923-459-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine
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Paperback Editions

July 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Times Are Never So Bad: A Novella and Eight Short Stories
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 0-87923-641-8 / 978-0-87923-641-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R Godine
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April 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Times Are Never So Bad
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 0-14-008338-3 / 978-0-14-008338-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada (APB)
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Audio Editions

December 1985 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Times Are Never So Bad
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 0-7366-0951-2 / 978-0-7366-0951-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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