The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1
New York Times bestseller and basis for the
Oscar-nominated motion picture.
A former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his
family's dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her
luck struggles to hold on to the one thing she has left. And her
lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.
In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean
consequence, Andre Dubus III's unforgettable characters-people with
ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand
on-careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a
shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.