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The House on Alexandrine

The House on Alexandrine

(1990)
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Set against the violently fragmented matrix of Detroit in 1973, Dobyns' novel is an unlikely fusion of love and violence. The plot centers around the lives of fifteen people - and three dogs - who live in a Cass Corridor rooming house. When an innocent Ontario farm boy comes to Detroit in search of his runaway sister, he provides a temporary focus for the other residents. They include a bartender/writer, an avant-garde composer and his wife, a former policeman, a female artist whose rent is being paid by two men, and a pair of elderly ex-convicts - one a panhandler, the other a locksmith.
Robbery, murder, a stabbing, a poisoning, and a fire serve to bring about a profound emotional transformation among the characters. Against this hostile urban landscape, Dobyns weaves his extrordinary human tapestry. By the novel's close, the housemates "unite" to form a rich though volatile world.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 1990 : USA Hardback
Title: The House on Alexandrine
Author(s): Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 0-8143-2182-8 / 978-0-8143-2182-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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Paperback Editions

February 1990 : USA Paperback
Title: The House on Alexandrine
Author(s): Stephen Dobyns
ISBN: 0-8143-2183-6 / 978-0-8143-2183-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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Kindle Editions

February 1990 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The House on Alexandrine
Author(s): Stephen Dobyns
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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