House of Sand and Fog

by Andre Dubus III

On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force sees a way to restore his family’s dignity in an attractive bungalow available on countyauction.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 365 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.82 out of 5
  • Published March 31st 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company
  • Original Title: House of Sand and Fog
  • ISBN: 0393338118 (ISBN13: 9780393338119)
  • Edition Language: English
  • URL: Go To Website
  • Characters: Colonel Behrani
  • Kathy Nicolo
  • Sheriff Lester Burdon
  • Literary Awards: National Book Award Finalist for Fiction (1999)
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On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force sees a way to restore his family’s dignity in an attractive bungalow available on county auction. But the house’s owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, will fight for the one thing she has left. And her lover, a married cop, will be driven to extremes to win her love. In this masterpiece of American realism and Shakespearean consequence, Andre Dubus III’s unforgettable characters careen toward inevitable conflict, their tragedy painting a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.