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Gone So Long

by Andre Dubus III

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Gone So Long by Andre Dubus III
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Oct 2, 2018
    480 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Dorothy M. (Maynard, MA)

    Another exceptional book by Andre Dubus III
    Andre Dubus III is always worth reading. In his latest book, Gone So Long, he has his character Susan, a teacher and aspiring writer say "…my love for stories that brought me into the dark bottomless hearts of others." And I think that is probably a good description of the stories he tells us. Writing from a depth of knowledge of people who live on the edge, this time he tells us the story of Susan, her grandmother Lois, and Susan's father Daniel who 40 years ago had done the unforgivable thing. And - now at the end of his life - hopes that there may be, if not forgiveness, perhaps an opportunity to be seen. It is a book about despair, anger fueled by guilt, and uncontrollable desperation and yet it is a hopeful book. Dubus' writing is as always beautiful, full of descriptions that will take you to places you probably haven't seen, including deep inside his characters who are doing their best to survive. Highly recommended.
  • Donna W. (Wauwatosa, WI)

    Gone So Long
    This author paints such beautiful pictures with his words, that everything is clearly seen. The images are so vivid and the characters are so real that anyone who enjoys character driven books will enjoy this novel. The book is not an easy read though, and the story is not at all uplifting.

    Even though the imaging was terrific, the over-abundance of it throughout the whole book slowed the story down a bit for me in the middle. It did pick up again in the end, and on the whole was a good read.
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