Bruce Duffy

in Washington, D.C., The United States
June 09, 1951

Bruce Duffy is the author of the autobiographical novel Last Comes the Egg (1997), and—to appear June 2011— Disaster Was My God, a novel based on the life and work of the poet Arthur Rimbaud. An only child raised in a Catholic middle-class family in suburban Maryland, Duffy sees the 1962 death of his mother—essentially by medical malpractice— as what pushed him to be a writer. Duffy graduated from the University of Maryland in 1973, and has hitchhiked twice across the United States, worked construction, washed dishes, hopped freight trains with hoboes, and reported stories that have taken him to Haiti, Bosnia, and Taliban Afghanistan. Today he lives just outside Washington, D.C., works as a speechwriter, is married to a psychotherapist, and ...more

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The World as I Found It

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Disaster Was My God: A Nove...

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Last Comes the Egg (Nonpare...

3.47 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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El Mundo Tal Como Lo Encontre

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“Odd how the impossible negation of death — the sudden absence of life where once there was promise — can stimulate an early philosophical bent.”
Bruce Duffy, The World as I Found It

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