The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III
A Novel

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“So good, so damn compulsively readable, that I can hardly believe it.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly


In his stunning follow-up to the #1 best-selling House of Sand and Fog, Andre Dubus draws us into the lives of three deeply flawed, driven people whose paths intersect on a September night in Florida. April, a stripper, has brought her daughter to work at the Puma Club for Men. There she encounters Bassam, a foreign client both remote and too personal, and free with his money. Meanwhile, another man, AJ, has been thrown out of the club, and he’s drunk and angry and lonely. From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, and page-turning narrative that seizes the reader by the throat with psychological tension, depth, and realism.
 

About Andre Dubus III

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Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a #1 New York Times bestseller, Oprah’s Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award) and Townie, winner of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family north of Boston.
 
Published June 1, 2009 by W. W. Norton & Company. 539 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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And by the way, April is one of those sentimentalized strippers whose pride, dignity and humanity, and not just her body or her “nightsmile,” are the real reasons men think she’s attractive.

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On the first page of “The Garden of Last Days,” a young stripper named April drives her car to work with a scalding hot cup of coffee between her legs.

Jun 22 2008 | Read Full Review of The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

USA Today

If Oprah Winfrey wants a talker for her next book club pick, she should tap Andre Dubus III for a second time.Oprah alert!The author of House of Sand and Fog (a 2000 Oprah pick) has written one of the most maddening, exhilarating, love-it-or-hate-it novels of the year.It's a book about strippers,...

Jun 12 2008 | Read Full Review of The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

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I’m going to try something new here at 7-Imp, and it involves this guy here, writer and researcher and teacher and editor and producer/film-maker and poet (whew) Steven Withrow, pictured here with his beautiful daughter.

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