Andre Dubus III
Worlds, words, and fists collide in Andre Dubus III’s memoir, Townie (W.W. Norton, $15.95). Andre grows up on the wrong side of town, saturated with drugs and violence, where he builds himself up from a scared, skinny kid to a guy who could—and did—send other men to the hospital. His father, an acclaimed fiction writer, lives in a different world, one which Andre slowly begins to inhabit. “ . . . as explosive as a Muhammad Ali prize fight, as vivid as a Basquiat canvas.”—San Francisco Chronicle. Dubus III is a National Book Award finalist and the author of the novels House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days, a New York Times bestseller.