So, I am a little behind the times in reading this one. My brother-in-law recommended it to me and I picked it up and noticed the copyright was 1999 and the movie was out a long time ago...better late than never! I'm about to order the movie off Amazon. Can't wait to watch it because I know it will be intense. At the end of this book I was reading so fast because I was on the edge of my seat and had to make myself slow down and reread. Definitely worth putting on your "to read" list. :)
The National Book Award finalist, Oprah Book Club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and basis for the Oscar-nominated motion picture.
former colonel in the Iranian Air Force yearns to restore his family's
dignity. A recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck struggles to
hold on to the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, is
driven to extremes to win her love.
In this masterpiece of
American realism and Shakespearean consequence, 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 painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in