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 — 2,815 ratings — published 1988 — 13 editions
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Dancing After Hours

4.14 avg rating — 1,440 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
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In the Bedroom: Seven Stories

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4.16 avg rating — 832 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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We Don't Live Here Anymore

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4.03 avg rating — 880 ratings — published 1984 — 6 editions
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Meditations from a Movable ...

4.22 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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Broken Vessels

4.35 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 1992 — 11 editions
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Adultery and Other Choices

4.33 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1977 — 10 editions
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Finding a Girl in America

4.22 avg rating — 316 ratings — published 1980 — 10 editions
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The Times Are Never So Bad

4.24 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1983 — 12 editions
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Last Worthless Evening

4.03 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 1986 — 12 editions
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