House of Sand and Fog: A Novel (Paperback)
The National Book Award finalist, Oprah’s Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture
A recent immigrant from the Middle East—a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force—yearns to restore his family’s dignity in California. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to hold onto the one thing she has left?her home. And her lover, a married cop, is driven to extremes to win her love.
Andre Dubus III’s unforgettable characters—people with ordinary flaws, looking for a small piece of ground to stand on—careen toward inevitable conflict. Their tragedy paints a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
About the Author
Andre Dubus III is the author of Such Kindness and eight other books, including the bestsellers Townie, a memoir; and House of Sand and Fog, a National Book Award Finalist in Fiction and an Oprah’s Book Club selection. He lives in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
Elegant and powerful.… An unusual and volatile literary thriller.
— Washington Post
[A] fine and prophetic novel.
— Los Angeles Times
It is rare these days to encounter a novel that follows the rules of Greek tragedy.… Dubus is a taker of risk.… A craftsman of character and dialogue, Dubus has dared to push his limits.
— San Francisco Chronicle
Once I started it, I couldn't stop.
— Jennifer Weiner - Elle