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The Garden of Last Days

In conversation with David L. Ulin, editor, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Episode Summary
The author of House of Sand and Fog offers a new novel that explores sex and parenthood, honor and masculinity.

Participant(s) Bio
Before finding his calling as a writer, Andre Dubus III worked for brief stints as a bounty hunter, private investigator, carpenter, bartender, actor, and teacher. His first book, The Cage Keeper and Other Stories, was published in 1989, followed by 1993 by his first novel, Bluesman. For the next few years, he taught and did odd jobs as a carpenter while working on House of Sand and Fog, most of which was written in his car. Dubus' work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and the 1985 National Magazine Award for Fiction. Andre Dubus III is the son of Andre Dubus, a widely recognized master of short fiction who died in February 1999. He teaches in Emerson College's MFA Writing program, and at Tufts University.