10 Cassettes, Unabridged.
Read by Andre Dubus III and Fontaine Dollas Dubus.
In this riveting novel of almost unbearable suspense, three fragile yet determined people become dangerously entangled in a relentlessly escalating crisis.
On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on country auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife and children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way; nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back.
The three then begin a legal tussle that soon escalates into personal confrontation - with dire results.
This is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with a brutal, heartrending outcome, in a masterstroke of American realism and Shakespearean consequence. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country as it is today.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 05 / 2001
- 100 x 155mm