"The best first-person account of an author’s life I have ever read. I
sincerely believe Andres Dubus III may be the best writer in American.
His talent is enormous. No one who reads this book will ever forget it." James Lee Burke
"I’ve never read a better or more serious meditation on violence, its
sources, consequences, and, especially, its terrifying pleasures than
Townie. It’s a brutal, and, yes, thrilling memoir that sheds light on
the creative process of two of our best writers, Andres Dubus III and
his famous, much-revered father. You’ll never read the work of either
man in quite the same way afterward. You may not view the world in quiet
the same way either." Richard Russo
“Whatever it cost Dubus to bare his soul and write this brutally honest and
life-affirming memoir, it is an extraordinary gift to his readers.” Wally Lamb
Andre Dubus III is the author of The Garden of Last Days and House of
Sand and Fog(an Oprah’s Book Club pick and a finalist for the National
Book Award). His writing has received many honors, including a
Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award, and a Pushcart Prize.
He lives with his family north of Boston.