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Gone So Long
Gone So Long | Andre Dubus III
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For as long as she can remember, Susan Dunn has been trying to escape. But peace and happiness have always eluded her--now an adjunct professor, she is tortured by the novel she cannot finish, and a lack of feeling toward a husband who loves her. Just when she's ready to abandon everything to try again, she receives a letter that forces her to reckon with the trauma that first sent her running: her mother's murder at the hands of her father, Daniel Ahearn, forty years ago.Daniel, out of prison and living a spartan life, has written Susan with his dying wish: to see her for the first time since a policeman tore her from his arms. But does she want to see him, and confront the reason he's been gone so long? What could Daniel possibly offer the daughter he robbed of a family? As the story moves toward a possible reunion, it pulses with emotion, probing the limits of our capacity to forgive. Like Dubus's award-winning Townie and House of Sand and Fog, Gone So Long is a profound exploration of the struggle between our best intentions and most mercurial desires.
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BarbaraBB
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There is Daniel, who long ago killed his wife, their daughter Susan who witnessed it all and her grandmother Lois, who raises her after her father goes to prison and makes sure they never get in touch. 40 years later Daniel is dying and wants to come to terms with his past and to once meet his daughter again. Lois wants to prevent this and Susan is confused and angry. A dense, painful story with memorable characters.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Florida

Kaye I‘ve had my eye on this for awhile now. I‘ve been wondering how it is. Sounds good. 1mo
Librarybelle Wow...sounds so tragic and emotional 1mo
TheNerdyProfessor I tried the first few pages months ago but wasn't drawn to the writing. Your post has encouraged me to try again! 1mo
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BarbaraBB @TheNerdyProfessor I agree it needs a bit of getting into but once you‘ve got the hang of it, it is really powerful writing! 1mo
Samplergal I loved it. 1mo
BarbaraBB @Samplergal I remember your review. It made me want to read it immediately! 1mo
NatalieR I snagged a signed copy at my local indie a couple weeks ago. Looking forward to reading it! 👍 1mo
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ChrisBohjalian
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Bedtime reading. Good-night.

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Samplergal
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Read my review at https://safepassagesandprose.weebly.com. I fixed the link. Autocorrected it. 😂

Samplergal You can try the link again. I hate auto correct. 6mo
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Samplergal
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I fell far short of the goal, but finished two books. Gone So Long is an amazing book! 5⭐️ I am so glad I finally finished it. #readathon. #24b4Monday #nexttime

Andrew65 That‘s still a great achievement, well done! 👍😊 6mo
TheReadingMermaid You did great sweetie!!! I know next time you'll do even better 😉 6mo
Redwritinghood He‘s coming to my local library soon! I haven‘t read any of his books, though. Sounds like I should. 6mo
Samplergal @Redwritinghood oh yes! This is, imho, even better than 6mo
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Samplergal
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I‘m so behind with my ARCs so I‘m trying to finish this chunkster today. At 480, it might enjoy some editing, but I‘m enjoying it still. From the same author of House of Sand and Fog. #arc2018 #24B4Monday

Andrew65 Good luck with it. 😊 6mo
Samplergal So good! 6mo
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Tanzy13
Gone So Long: A Novel | Andre Dubus III
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Andre Dubus III's first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy.

Gone So Long explores how the wounds of the past afflict the people we become, and probes the limits of recovery and absolution...

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TheNerdyProfessor
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Found this adorable mug @BooksOnTheSquare in Providence. I also bought the tagged book and can't wait to dive into it!
#democracy #bookscansolveanything #indiebookstore #shoplocal #justsaynotoamazonbooks

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Gaylagal2
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Today's New York Times section By the Book featured Andre Dubus III (love him). I found his answer to recommending the president to read one book hysterically true 😂

Chrissyreadit 🤣 8mo
MicrobeMom 😂🤣 8mo
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LaurenAsh
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My week's winnings!

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KGlibrarian
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This book dragged a little for me but was a compelling story about a man who commits a horrific murder and leaves his young daughter behind. One thing that annoyed me (and I see this with many male authors) is that Dubus described all the female characters‘ breasts at some point—not necessary!

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bermudaonion
Gone So Long | Andre Dubus III
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Andre Dubus III signed books at Book Expo so long, he missed his train.