“How grateful I am for those days. that friendship, the stories Andre told, the stories he wrote. Well, here they are, some of the very best, a feast. Dig in.” – Tobias Wolff
Andre Dubus was the award-winning author of seven collections of stories and novellas, one novel, and two collections of essays. After the publication of his debut story collection in 1975 (“Separate Flights,” David R. Godine, Publisher), Dubus devoted his writing life to the story form. Considered one of the greatest American short story writers of the twentieth century, his work is notable for its spare prose and illuminative insights into the human heart. Dubus is often compared to Anton Chekhov.
[The] three volumes reaffirm Dubus’s status as master…[as] unparalleled excavator of the heart and its pains, its longings, its errors, its thumping against the constant threat of grief, despair, and loneliness. — Nina MacLaughlin, The Paris Review
“The Cross Country Runner,” the third volume in Dubus’s short story collection, comes out on October 18th!