House of Sand and Fog (Paperback)

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This now-classic novel from 1999 belongs in the top ranks of modern American fiction. The work of a master craftsman in highly charged storytelling, it revolves around two characters locked in a struggle over a modest Bay Area house: an out-of-luck woman who inherited the house from her father, and a once-powerful colonel who has fled Iran with his family. Filled with suspense, the story hurtles through their intersecting lives, grappling with that quintessentially American and profoundly human question: Where is home? ~ John

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A recent immigrant from the Middle East--a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force--yearns to restore his family's dignity in California. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold onto the one thing she has left?her home. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.

Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters--people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on--careen toward inevitable conflict. Their tragedy paints a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393356342
ISBN-10: 0393356345
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2018
Pages: 368
Language: English