Last Worthless Evening
Dubus's stories (now included in his Collected Short Stories & Novellas) tell of a suburban girl coming beautifully of age as her mother doesn't; a woman who refuses defeat at the hands of her brutal and pathetic husband; an eleven-year-old kid who meets up with a broken, angry, and decidedly dangerous Vietnam vet who takes him into a local bar for a treat. As novelist Richard Ford has said, "Dubus is a patient, resourceful and profound writer who never gives in to convention--although his situations are our situations, and imminently recognizable. The great, addictive pleasure of reading him arises from our anticipation that he is always going to say something interesting."
David R. Godine Publisher, 9781567920673, 224pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1997