House of Sand and Fog (Hardcover)

By Andre Dubus, III

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393046977, 365pp.

Publication Date: February 17, 1999

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/2/2018)
Audio cassette (1/23/2001)
Paperback (1/1/2000)
Paperback (3/31/2011)

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On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back.

House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.