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Dirty Love

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In this heartbreakingly beautiful book of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, beloved and celebrated author Andre Dubus III explores the needs and weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food and sex, work and love. A controlling manager discovers his wife's infidelity after twenty-five years of marriage. An overweight young woman gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. A philandering bartender/aspiring poet betrays his pregnant wife. And a teenage girl fleeing a dirty image of her posted online seeks respect in the eyes of her great-uncle Francis and of an Iraq veteran she met while surfing the Web.

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The number one The New York Times best-selling author, Andre Dubus III is the recipient of many honours, including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Also available: the "riveting and poignant" (Financial Times), "most sensitive - and gripping - account of male violence imaginable" (Robert Collins, The Sunday Times, Christmas Round-Up 2011), Townie (ISBN 978 0 393 34067 9).

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Description du livre Norton. 1 Cloth(s), 2013. hard. État : New. In this beautiful, heartbreaking exploration of disillusioned intimacy and persistent yearning, the author of The Garden of Last Days, Townie, and House of Sand and Fog plumbs the bottomless needs and stubborn weaknesses of people seeking gratification in food, sex, work, and love. Andre Dubus III gives us four linked novellas, in which characters walk out the back door of one story and into the next, and love is often "dirty"—adulterated with need, power, boredom, ego, fear, and fantasy. On the coast north of Boston, Mark, a controlling manager, discovers his wife's infidelity after 25 years of marriage. Marla, a young woman self-conscious about her weight, gains a romantic partner but loses her innocence. Robert, a bartender who imagines himself a poet, betrays his pregnant wife. And in the stunning title novella, teenaged Devon, fleeing humiliation at home after an illicit video of her is posted online, seeks respect in the eyes of her widowed great-uncle Francis, and from an Iraq War vet she's met surfing the Web. "It's that just-out-of-reach desire that creates such poignancy in each of these stories, including one about a philandering bartender named Robert, who likes to pretend he's a poet. He's not, but Dubus is. He's got a transparent, easy style that's never self-consciously lyrical but constantly delivers phrases of insight and gentle wit that lay open these characters without scalding them with irony, as we've come to expect from so many clever novelists."—Washington Post"I can think of no novelist who renders the gritty, down-and-out corners of New England better than Dubus, and those beautifully specific, contained slices of American life open into whole universes of love, violence, guilt, and betrayal."—New Republic"Dubus debuted as a short story writer nearly 25 years ago. He now reclaims the form in an incisive collection of subtly linked tales. With fresh energy and conviction, Dubus explores the demands and disappointments of desire and marriage, generating a critical mass of sensory detail and refined suspense. A desperately orderly man hires a detective to follow his longtime, suddenly unfaithful wife. Two overweight loners attempt to find the intimacy other couples seem to take for granted. A bartender posing as a poet and living on charm and evasiveness suddenly faces the realities of fatherhood. In the unforgettable novella 'Dirty Love,' Devon is hounded out of high school when a dirty cell-phone video, recorded without her permission, is posted online. She seeks sanctuary with her great-uncle Francis, a retired teacher haunted by his experiences in the Korean War. Dubus' emotional discernment, sexual candor, penetrating evocation of place, sensitivity to family conflicts, and keen attunement to the perils of our embrace of 'iEverything'—from online sexual roulette to cyberbullying and violent video games—are electrifying, compassionate, and profound. These are masterful and ravishing tales of loneliness, confusion, betrayal, the hunger for oblivion, and the quest for forgiveness."—Booklist (starred review) 293. N° de réf. du libraire 64010

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