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The Garden of Last Days: A Novel | [Andre Dubus III]

The Garden of Last Days: A Novel

Set in the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed, it juxtaposes lust for domination with hunger for connection, sexual violence with family love. It seizes the listener by the throat with the same psychological tension, depth, and realism that characterized Andre Dubus' #1 bestseller, House of Sand and Fog, and has an even greater sense of the dark and anguished places in the human heart.
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Publisher's Summary

One early September night in Florida, a stripper brings her daughter to work. April's usual babysitter is in the hospital, so she decides it's best to have her three-year-old daughter close by, watching children's videos in the office, while she works.

Except that April works at the Puma Club for Men. And tonight she has an unusual client, a foreigner both remote and too personal, and free with his money. Lots of it, all cash. His name is Bassam.

Meanwhile, another man, A. J., has been thrown out of the club for holding hands with his favorite stripper, and he's drunk and angry and lonely.

From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, searing, passionate narrative, a big-hearted and painful novel about sex and parenthood and honor and masculinity.

Set in the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed, it juxtaposes lust for domination with hunger for connection, sexual violence with family love. It seizes the listener by the throat with the same psychological tension, depth, and realism that characterized Andre Dubus' number-one best seller - House of Sand and Fog - and has an even greater sense of the dark and anguished places in the human heart.

©2008 Andre Dubus III; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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    Robert pleasanton, CA, United States 07-01-08
    Robert pleasanton, CA, United States 07-01-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Sneaks up on you"

    I had heard this book reviewed on the radio as being one of The Books of the summer. The first third of the book takes place in low end mens club and the life of single mom who is working there. Just when your wondering where this is all going, the different characters are pulled together, making the 2nd half of this book worth listening to. A very good book, of peoples lives, problems and the days leading up to and including 9/11.

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    Christine Byron, NY, USA 08-17-08
    Christine Byron, NY, USA 08-17-08
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    "Don't waste your time on this book"

    it is boring and has no exciting plot!!!!

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    Gail Sherman Oaks, CA, USA 07-14-08
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    "A big disappointment!"

    I loved House of Sand and Fog, so was really looking forward to this one. However, I plowed my way through 2 hours and found it to be a collosal bore. In addition, the narrator was one of the least interesting I've heard and did nothing to make me want to continue. I was unable to finish this one.

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    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 08-28-08
    Michael kansas city, MO, United States 08-28-08

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    although i was a little slow in getting through the beginning of this book i found i was glued to the ending.. really not a bad listen..good characters. made me want to save a stripper..

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