Our Book Brave book club will be reading TOWNIE by Andre Dubus III for the month of March.
TOWNIE is our first memoir selection and tells the tumultuous coming-of-age story of a boy torn between the isolated world of academia and the rough streets of an economically depressed mill town in Massachusetts.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"The clash of worlds between town and gown, between the hard drinking, drugging, and fighting of "townies" and the ambitions of well-fed students debating books and ideas, couldn't have been more stark or more difficult for a son to communicate to a father. Only by finally putting pen to paper himself did young Andre come into his own, discovering the power of empathy in channeling the stories of others-and ultimately bridging the rift between his father and himself. An unforgettable book, Townie is a riveting and profound meditation on physical violence and the failures and triumphs of love."
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