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Townie by Andre Dubus III
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Mar 02, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: boston-or-close-by, impactful

Another review where the half star would have been a more accurate rating.

This is a really powerful - almost overwhelming memoir at times. The most striking thing about it for me is that we are the same age and he grew up just a bit north of where I was but we might as well have been on different planets.

It was a bit long and too much of a muchness after a while but there are some really extraordinary passages about living with and perpetrating violence.


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message 1: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I struggle with Dubus III's writing, but he has a really fabulous interview with Eleanor Wachtel (CBC - Writers and Company) about this memoir. I was really impressed with him. It is worth looking up and listening to.

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