Andre Dubus III (#613)
Novelist Andre Dubus III discusses his soul-baring memoir, Townie (2011), which tells the story of his turn to violence as a teenager after his parents' divorce and how he saved himself by becoming a writer. The son of the eminent short-story writer Andre Dubus, he describes life with his mother and siblings in a crime-ridden Massachusetts mill town, his struggle with bullies, and his relationship with his father.
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