By Andre Dubus, III
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393064667, 387pp.)
Publication Date: February 2011
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- Although the chronology of Dubus’s memoir spans his life from young childhood until 1999, Townie opens with a vignette from his adolescence, in which he goes long-distance running with his father. Why does Dubus begin his story with this particular event? What do we learn from this scene alone about Dubus’s life?