Andre Dubus


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in Lake Charles, LA, The United States
August 11, 1936

Died
February 24, 1999

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Award-winning author Andre Dubus II (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century. Dubus’s collections of short fiction include Separate Flights (1975), Adultery & Other Choices (1977), and Dancing After Hours (1996), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Another collection, Finding a Girl in America, features the story “Killings,” which was adapted into the critically acclaimed film In the Bedroom (2001), starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei. His son Andre Dubus III is also a writer.

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Selected Stories

4.27 avg rating — 2,867 ratings — published 1988 — 15 editions
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Dancing After Hours

4.14 avg rating — 1,489 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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In the Bedroom: Seven Stories

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4.16 avg rating — 854 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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We Don't Live Here Anymore

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4.01 avg rating — 891 ratings — published 1984 — 6 editions
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Meditations from a Movable ...

4.22 avg rating — 538 ratings — published 1998 — 8 editions
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Broken Vessels

4.33 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 1992 — 12 editions
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Adultery and Other Choices

4.31 avg rating — 370 ratings — published 1977 — 13 editions
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Finding a Girl in America

4.21 avg rating — 328 ratings — published 1980
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The Times Are Never So Bad

4.23 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1983 — 13 editions
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Last Worthless Evening

4.01 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1986 — 13 editions
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