While the title novella of Dubus's "Finding a Girl in America"returns to the somewhat off-the-rails literary life of Hank Allison, the collection's opening story strikes a much darker tone: "Killings"-the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film "In the Bedroom"-is a swift tale of revenge that leaves readers wondering what they might do in the name of family love.
Dubus's prowess with narrative compression is on full display in the story "Waiting": the hollow ache experienced by a woman widowed by the Korean war, took Dubus fourteen months to write and was more than one hundred pages in early manuscript form ... but spans a mere seven pages in the published form.
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Inc ISBN: 9781567926170 Number of pages: 400 Weight: 590 g Dimensions: 226 x 155 x 28 mm
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