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Andre Dubus III discusses his new novel, GONE SO LONG, with Richard Russo as part of the Portland Public Library’s Spotlight Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30PM
Portland Public Library, The Lewis Gallery
5 Monument Way
Andre Dubus III discusses his new novel, GONE SO LONG, with Richard Russo as part of the Portland Public Library’s Spotlight Lecture Series

Andre Dubus III’s first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy. Few writers can enter their characters so completely or evoke their lives as viscerally as Andre Dubus III. In this deeply compelling new novel, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades. Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness, and fear. Cathartic, affirming, and steeped in the empathy and precise observations of character for which Dubus is celebrated, GONE SO LONG explores how the wounds of the past afflict the people we become, and probes the limits of recovery and absolution.

Event date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
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$27.95
ISBN: 9780393244106
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 2nd, 2018