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The Winter Father

(2018)
A collection of stories by

 
 
While the title novella of Dubus' Finding a Girl in America returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection's opening story strikes a much darker tone: "Killings" - the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film In the Bedroom - is a swift tale of revenge that leaves listeners wondering what they might do in the name of family love.

Dubus' prowess with narrative compression is on full display in the story "Waiting": the hollow ache experienced by a woman widowed by the Korean War took Dubus 14 months to write and was more than 100 pages in early manuscript form but spans a mere seven pages in published form.

Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Joyce Carol Oates called "The Pretty Girl" - the opening novella of The Times Are Never so Bad - "[T]he most compelling and suspenseful work of fiction [Dubus] has written".

Richard Russo's introduction to this volume grapples with his complex feelings on reading Dubus' work over many decades, but when it comes to the much-anthologized masterpiece "A Father's Story", Russo writes: "I won't mince words. It's one of the finest stories ever penned by an American."

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Winter Father (Collected Short Stories and Novellas)
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 1-56792-617-7 / 978-1-56792-617-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
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Audio Editions

February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Winter Father (Collected Short Stories and Novellas)
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 1-982590-33-5 / 978-1-982590-33-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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February 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: The Winter Father Lib/E: Collected Short Stories and Novellas, Volume 2
Author(s): Andre Dubus, Joshua Bodwell
ISBN: 1-982590-32-7 / 978-1-982590-32-1
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Winter Father: Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, Volume 2 (Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, 2)
Author(s): Andre Dubus
ISBN: 1-982590-34-3 / 978-1-982590-34-5
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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February 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Father: The Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, Volume 2
Author(s): Andre Dubus
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Father: The Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, Volume 2
Author(s): Andre Dubus
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Father: The Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, Volume 2
Author(s): Andre Dubus
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Father: The Collected Short Stories and Novellas of Andre Dubus, Volume 2
Author(s): Andre Dubus
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK