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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • San Mateo County (Calif.)

Subjects:

  • Iranian Americans -- Fiction,
  • Home ownership -- Fiction,
  • Immigrants -- Fiction,
  • San Mateo County (Calif.) -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAndre Dubus III.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.U265 H68 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination365 p. ;
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL373566M
ISBN 100393046974
LC Control Number98035255

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  His first book, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, was published in , followed by by his first novel, Bluesman. For the next few years, he taught and did odd jobs as a carpenter while working on House of Sand and Fog. Much of that book was written in his car, which he often parked at a local cemetery in search of quiet and solitude. Combining unadorned realism with profound empathy, House of Sand and Fog marks the arrival of a major new voice in American fiction. Check out more selections from Oprah's Book Club. © Andre Dubus III (P) HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Throughout the book the house, the fog, the ocean and nature as a whole plays a large part in the narrative. I love books that make me take out my Atlas and discover a new city. “House of Sand and Fog” did that for me and it also made me wish I could conjure up images and sensory details as fluidly in my writing like Andre Dubos III. House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III, originally published in , is a crime novel concerning a dispute over the ownership of a house in the Bay Area beach town of Corona, California. Told primarily through the dueling perspectives of a recovered addict and Iranian exile, the novel interrogates the nature of American identity and the.

House of Sand and Fog is the story of an Iranian political refugee family who are in struggle for a better life in the United States. Amir Behrani, who was a colonel in Shah's regime, spends most of his savings on a fancy wedding ceremony for his daughter. Please be aware that this discussion guide may contain spoilers! The questions and discussion topics that follow are intended to enhance your group's reading of Andre Dubus III's House of Sand and Fog, a uniquely American tragedy of taut suspense and profound emotional impact. Colonel Massoud Amir Behrani was once a powerful and respected officer in the Shah of . The longing to own a house by the side of the road is one of the oldest of humanity's stories. Perhaps for this reason it also functions as subtext in much of our literature, and now provides the momentum for Andre Dubus III's outstanding new novel, House of Sand and Fog. "In my country, there is an old belief that if a bird flies into your home, it is an angel who has come to guide . If "House of Sand and Fog" ultimately feels like a failed exercise, it has less to do with Perelman's limitations than with a book that would have been better served by staying on the page%.