Gone So Long (Paperback)

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In Gone So Long, Andre Dubus III weaves a very empathetic story about the crime a man commits and its long-reaching repercussive aftermath. The author's deep level of character development is masterful. By the end, the reader will know all of the lead characters so well, they will feel like a member of the family. Be ready for some tears as you become a part of this disjointed family unit. This powerful story and the echoes of lost love emphasizes that life is fleeting and can be gone in an instant, so hold the ones you love close.
— Mary Jo, YVR

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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.

Gone So Long is a riveting family drama about an ex-con who did time for murder, the estranged daughter he hasn't seen in forty years, and the grandmother angry enough to kill him. A profound exploration of the struggle between the selves we wish to be, and the ones--shaped by chance and circumstance, as well as character--that we can't escape, it confirms Andre Dubus's reputation as a novelist whose "compassion is unsentimental and unblinking, total and unwavering" (Paul Harding).



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393357370
ISBN-10: 0393357376
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 2019
Pages: 464
Language: English