Broken Vessels

Broken Vessels

Andre Dubus


Written among 1977 and 1990, universally acclaimed once they seemed in Godine hardcover, and exploring matters just about domestic and shut to the bone, those twenty-two assorted essays show the non secular energy and shrewdly lyrical prose for which Andre Dubus has been well-known worldwide.

Personal yet by no means indulgent, delicate yet by no means maudlin, those forays into Dubus's earlier and current conjure up small worlds: a Catholic boyhood in Cajun Louisiana, the transcendental caliber of baseball, the success and slipperiness of lifestyles, the precarious company of creating a dwelling by means of writing. those worlds are offered in a voice that's as strong because it is poignant, that by no means flinches from the stark realities that experience so coloured Dubus's fresh previous and private lifestyles. specifically relocating are his descriptions of his young ones, his wrenching account of the 1986 motor vehicle coincidence that price him his leg, and of the resultant fight for his religious and actual survival.

Broken Vessels is a ebook that, in its scope and sympathy, its grace and braveness, by no means fails to startle with the surprising influence of quiet truths, passionately felt and powerfully expressed.

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