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Ghost dogs : on killers and kin / Andre Dubus III.

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  • ISBN: 1324000449
  • ISBN: 9781324000440
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, [2024]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Fences and fields -- The golden zone -- The land of no -- Blood, root, knit, purl -- Carver and Dubus, New York City, 1988 -- Falling -- The door -- Shelter -- If I owned a gun -- Beneath -- High life -- Risk -- A letter to my two sons on love -- Vigilance and surrender -- Mary -- Ghost dogs -- Pappy -- Relapse.
Summary, etc.:
"During childhood summers in Louisiana, Andre Dubus III's grandfather taught him that men's work is hard. As an adult, whether tracking down a drug lord in Mexico as a bounty hunter or grappling with privilege while living with a rich girlfriend in New York City, Dubus worked--at being a better worker and a better human being. In Ghost Dogs, Dubus's nonfiction prowess is on full display in his retelling of his own successes, failures, triumphs, and pain. In his longest essay, "If I Owned a Gun," Dubus reflects on the empowerment and shame he felt in keeping a gun, and his decision, ultimately, to give it up. Elsewhere, he writes of a violent youth and of settled domesticity and fatherhood, about the omnipresent expectations and contradictions of masculinity, about the things writers remember and those they forget. Drawing upon kindred literary spirits from Rilke to Rumi to Tim O'Brien, Ghost Dogs renders moments of personal revelation with emotional generosity and stylistic grace, ultimately standing as essential witness and testimony to the art of the essay" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Dubus, Andre, III, 1959-
Authors, American > Biography.
Bounty hunters.
Drug dealers.
Genre: Informational works.

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Gunn Memorial Library - Washington BIO DUB (Text) 34055155142098 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/22/2024

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