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The Resource Gone So Long

Gone So Long

Label
Gone So Long
Title
Gone So Long
Statement of responsibility
Andre Dubus III
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Andre Dubus III's first novel in a decade is a masterpiece of thrilling tension and heartrending empathy. For as long as she can remember, Susan Dunn has been trying to escape. But peace and happiness have always eluded her—now an adjunct professor, she is tortured by the novel she cannot finish, and a lack of feeling toward a husband who loves her. Just when she's ready to abandon everything to try again, she receives a letter that forces her to reckon with the trauma that first sent her running: her mother's murder at the hands of her father, Daniel Ahearn, forty years ago. Daniel, out of prison and living a spartan life, has written Susan with his dying wish: to see her for the first time since a policeman tore her from his arms. But does she want to see him, and confront the reason he's been gone so long? What could Daniel possibly offer the daughter he robbed of a family? As the story moves toward a possible reunion, it pulses with emotion, probing the limits of our capacity to forgive. Like Dubus's award-winning Townie and House of Sand and Fog, Gone So Long is a profound exploration of the struggle between our best intentions and most mercurial desires
Summary
An ex-con living a solitary existence in seaside New England travels to a quaint Florida community in search of his traumatized, estranged daughter
Theme
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Character
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10732614
Cataloging source
BT
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1959-
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Dubus, Andre
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Gone So Long
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a5df257a-ac04-47a8-9b4b-f89e0013bc98
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780393244113
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Gone So Long
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a5df257a-ac04-47a8-9b4b-f89e0013bc98
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780393244113
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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