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Dubus tells his tragic tale from the viewpoints of the two main adversaries, Behrani and Kathy. To both of them, the house represents something more than just a place to live. For the colonel, it is a foot in the door of the American dream; for Kathy, a reminder of a kinder, gentler past. In prose that is simple yet evocative, House of Sand and Fog builds to its inevitable denouement, one that is painfully dark but unfailingly honest. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Clearly this book doesn't appeal to everyone. I, on the other hand, was hooked from the 1st chapter. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Joan
Wonderful read about my hometown and a subtle lesson in finance for our late 20's daughters.Published 1 month ago by Blain Baird
This book kept me engaged and was very well written, however, there wasn't one likable character in it. I cringed at most of the actions of the people and wanted to scream at them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebecca L. Koenning
it seemed like the themes of greed, hubris, vanity and self righteous indignation were all too much and eclipsed the character development of the 4 , deeply flawed central... Read morePublished 2 months ago by marianne
While the writing is good the subject and the characters were not to my taste. I was left with a melancholy that is not the escape venue I enjoy. Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Taylor
Was not expecting that ending. Was a little disappointed but the overall book was a good read. I would love to try another book by this author.Published 3 months ago by Cindy