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Andre Dubus III

Andre Dubus III

The award-winning author of Townie and House of Sand and Fog returns to the Loft with his first novel in a decade, a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy. 

For as long as she can remember, Susan Dunn has been trying to escape. But peace and happiness have always eluded her—now an adjunct professor, she is tortured by the novel she cannot finish, and a lack of feeling toward a husband who loves her. Just when she’s ready to abandon everything to try again, she is forced to reckon with the trauma that first sent her running: her mother’s murder at the hands of her father, Daniel Ahearn, forty years ago. Daniel, out of prison and living a spartan life, has written to Susan…

Probing the limits of our capacity to forgive, Gone So Long is a profound exploration of the struggle between our best intentions and most mercurial desires. Don’t miss hearing from Andre Dubus III about this latest work, on stage with guest moderator Joyce Maynard.

Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award) and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.  He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Joyce Maynard is a native of New Hampshire. She has been a reporter and columnist and is the author of seventeen books, including her bestselling memoir, At Home in the World and her most recent, The Best of Us.


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