Andre Dubus III presents his new novel "Such Kindness"
On Friday, June 9th from 7-9pm, Andre Dubus III will speak about his new novel Such Kindness
Bestselling author Andre Dubus's stunning new novel tackles the gritty reality of painkiller addiction of working class men injured on the job, with the hallmark understanding, empathy and compassion we have come to expect in his work. A moment of inattention, a fall from a roof, and Tom Lowe's life and identity are forever changed. His family, the home he built for them, the work which informed his identity, his very sense of self, all lost as the pain and the addiction to the opiates take control. This character and his journey to redemption, in Andre's masterful hands, will stay with you long after you have finished the book.
"Such Kindness charts a remarkable rebirth, not from poverty to wealth but from bitter helplessness to the knowledge of self-worth. The result is a gripping and transformational journey toward kindness, in a tremendously moving novel." --Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House
"Dubus is a scribe of the blue collar, the downtrodden, and the destitute, with an uncanny ability to capture guilt, shame, and anger while also infusing his characters with resilience, strength, and hope. Few writers paint three-dimensional characters with such verve and humanism. Dubus is the Botticelli of Beantown." .--Bill Kelly "Booklist (starred review)"
"Such Kindness is magnificent. A profound and compassionate study of how to be human wrapped in a taut survival story. I loved it so much. This is Dubus at his absolute finest." .--Lily King, author of Euphoria
Andre Dubus III is the author of; Dirty Love, The Garden of Last Days, House of Sand and Fog (a New York Times bestseller, Oprah's Book Club pick, and finalist for the National Book Award), and Townie. His work has been recognized with an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and two Pushcart Prizes. He lives with his family in the beautiful house he built himself in Newbury.