AOT #308: Andre Dubus III Podcasts Townie
Critically acclaimed author Andre Dubus III, whose books include The Garden of Last Days and House of Sand and Fog (an Oprah Book Club pick and a finalist for the National Book Award), reads from and discusses the new paperback edition of his memoir Townie. After their parents divorced in the 1970s, Andre Dubus III and his siblings grew up with their overworked mother in a depressed Massachusetts mill town saturated with drugs and everyday violence. Nearby, his father, an eminent author, taught on a college campus and took the kids out on Sundays. In this unforgettable memoir, Dubus shows us how he escaped the cycle of violence and found empathy in channeling the stories of others — bridging, in the process, the rift between his father and himself.