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Event Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00 pm

Andre Dubus III In Conversation With Anthony Brooks and Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich


Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning writer Andre Dubus III, author of “House of Sand and Fog” and “Townie,” for a discussion of his much-anticipated latest novel, “Gone So Long.” He will be joined in conversation by senior political reporter Anthony Brooks and award-winning writer Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.”

Pre-sale tickets (book included) on sale August 23. General entrance tickets on sale September 6 at 9am. 

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

About Gone So Long

Few writers can enter their characters so completely or evoke their lives as viscerally as Andre Dubus III. In this deeply compelling new novel, a father, estranged for the worst of reasons, is driven to seek out the daughter he has not seen in decades.

Daniel Ahearn lives a quiet, solitary existence in a seaside New England town. Forty years ago, following a shocking act of impulsive violence on his part, his daughter, Susan, was ripped from his arms by police. Now in her forties, Susan still suffers from the trauma of a night she doesn’t remember, as she struggles to feel settled, to love a man and create something that lasts. Lois, her maternal grandmother who raised her, tries to find peace in her antique shop in a quaint Florida town but cannot escape her own anger, bitterness, and fear.

Cathartic, affirming, and steeped in the empathy and precise observations of character for which Dubus is celebrated, Gone So Long explores how the wounds of the past afflict the people we become, and probes the limits of recovery and absolution.

Event Location

The Brattle Theatre

40 Brattle St.

Cambridge, MA 02138

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