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Bluesman

Audiobook
Fiction: Historical Fiction
Unabridged   17 hour(s)
Publication date: 08/27/2019

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available August

Bluesman

A Novel

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684570607
Digital Download ISBN:9781684570614

Summary

With House of Sand and Fog, his National Book Award–nominated novel, Andre Dubus III demonstrated his mastery of the complexities of character and desire. In this earlier novel he captures a roiling time in American history and the coming-of-age of a boy who must decide between desire, ambition, and duty.

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Product Description

It is the summer of 1967 and Leo Suther is about to turn eighteen. This is the summer that everyone has something to teach Leo. His father warns him that "life can turn on a dime." Allie, his girlfriend, wants to teach him about love. Her father, the local communist and civil rights organizer, lectures him on politics and carpentry. And Ryder, a family friend, wants to show Leo the magic of the harmonica—harp of the blues.

However, when Leo's life threatens to come unglued, it is his mother's wisdom he turns to. Though she died before Leo was five, her voice lives on in her diaries and poems, testifying to the strength of her love for her husband and son—a love that can still, years later, offer consolation.

Reviews/Praise

“Affecting…. A gentle and winning first novel…. Dubus is a sympathetic and compassionate chronicler of ordinary lives.”–Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

Andre Dubus III is the author of Gone So Long, Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah's Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.