Dimensions: 320 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.15 in
Published: March 26, 1999
Publisher: WW Norton
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393046974
ISBN - 13: 9780393046977
About the Book
The Oprah Book Club selection for November 2000.
From the Publisher
Tense with suspense from the first line, this is one of the great American realist novels. In this page-turning, breathtaking novel, the characters will walk off the page and into your life. And a small house will seem like the most important piece of territory in the world. On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family''s dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house''s former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn''t see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back. is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
About the Author
Andre Dubus III is the author of 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. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family north of Boston.
From Our Editors
Formerly amongst the top brass of the Iranian Air Force under the Shah's rule, he yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive house is for sale at a reasonable price, he's sure it will make the perfect home for his family. But the former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict, wants the house back and her lover, a married cop, will do whatever it takes to make it happen. House of Sand and Fog is a tale of immigrant success, modern love and an American tragedy, which proves to be both provoking and heartbreaking.
“A page-turner with a beating heart.”
“A mixture of classical tragedy perfectly imbued with film noir. . . . [T]he work of a writer who is the real thing.”
“[A] fine and prophetic novel.”
“Elegant and powerful. . . . An unusual and volatile literary thriller.”