Dirty Love (Paperback)

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Description


In these linked novellas in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next, love is "dirty" tangled up with need, power, boredom, ego, fear, and fantasy. On the Massachusetts coast north of Boston, a controlling manager, Mark, discovers his wife's infidelity after twenty-five years of marriage. An overweight young woman, Marla, gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. A philandering bartender/aspiring poet, Robert, betrays his pregnant wife. And in the stunning title novella, a teenage girl named Devon, fleeing a dirty image of her posted online, seeks respect in the eyes of her widowed great-uncle Francis and of an Iraq vet she's met surfing the Web.

Slivered by happiness and discontent, aging and death, but also persistent hope and forgiveness, these beautifully wrought narratives express extraordinary tenderness toward human beings, our vulnerable hearts and bodies, our fulfilling and unfulfilling lives alone and with others.

About the Author


Andre Dubus III is the author of "Townie, The Garden of Last Days" and "House of Sand and Fog" (an Oprah Book Club pick and a finalist for the National Book Award). He lives with his family north of Boston.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393348910
ISBN-10: 0393348911
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 10th, 2014
Pages: 292
Language: English