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Written by Andre DubusAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Andre Dubus

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: March 4, 1997
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-75114-4 (0-679-75114-9)
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

From a genuine hero of the American short story, Dancing After Hours is a luminous collection that reveals the seams of hurt, courage, and tenderness that run through the bedrock of contemporary American life. In these fourteen stories, Dubus depicts ordinary men and women confronting injury and loneliness, the lack of love and the terror of actually having it. Out of his characters' struggles and small failures--and their unexpected moments of redemption--Dubus creates fiction that bears comparison to the short story's greatest creators--Chekhov, Raymond Carver, Flannery O'Connor.

CONTENTS

The Intruder
A Love Song
Falling in Love
Blessings
Sunday Morning
All the Time in the World
Woman on the Plane
The Colonel's Wife
The Lover
The Last Moon
The Timing of Sin
At Night
Out of the Snow
Dancing After Hours


PRAISE FOR Andre Dubus:

"Like some of the most satisfying storytellers of the past (Dubus has been compared to Chekhov), he is munificent, spinning out whole lifetimes and recounting events from many characters' viewpoints. For the lyricism and directness of his language, the richness and precision of his observations and the generosity of his vision, he is among the best."
--Village Voice

"Dubus's characters resemble those of Raymond Carver...but the stories stand alone in their idiosyncratic spiritual cast, occasionally religious, more often expressive of devotion to the people he lives among."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A master of the short story...It's good to have Andre Dubus back. More than ever, he is an object of hope."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Dubus's detailed creation of three-dimensional characters is propelled by his ability to turn a quiet but perfect phrase...[This] kind of writing raises gooseflesh of admiration."
--San Francisco Chronicle


Also by Andre Dubus: Meditations from a Moveable Chair and Selected Stories.