Gold Medalist – Townie by Andre Dubus III

TownieThere is violence in our world. For some of us, we can turn a blind eye and pretend it isn’t there. But that does not mean it is gone. Violence has been around since Cain and Able, is still around, and will be around tomorrow when all in the world has changed, except human nature. In reading Townie: A Memoir, Andre Dubus III brought that violence into my home: not glorifying it, nor sugar-coating it; never seeking sympathy. His words seek only understanding. With simple, earnest, honesty he told his story.

Andre Dubus III was raised in some of the tougher neighborhoods in Boston by a working mother, while his father lived only miles away, devoid      Continue Reading…

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Enjoy reading, writing, hiking, hangin' with family, friends and my dogs, watching soccer (Go Breakers), baseball, football. Favorite foods are coffee, chocolate, and artichokes. Always thinking of new stuff to do and then not doing it.
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One Response to Gold Medalist – Townie by Andre Dubus III

  1. Pamela Kelly says:

    I, too, was captivated by this memoir. It was fascinating to see Dubus come to understand his own violence after years of involuntarily submitting to its control over him. The tendency to violent behavior is foreign to me, but Dubus humanized it in a way I didn’t expect. Then there was his forgiveness of his father; also surprising in its tenderness. Yes, a great read from a great writer!

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