Concord, Massachusetts

Two weeks of talks, readings, and discussions celebrating the written and the spoken word.

Andre Dubus III

Events: An Evening with Andre Dubus III

Book: The Garden of Last Days

Andre Dubus III is the author of House of Sand and Fog, an Oprah’s Book Club selection and finalist for the National Book Award.

His latest novel, The Garden of Last Days, opens one early September night in Florida. April’s usual babysitter is in the hospital, so she decides it’s best to have her three-year-old daughter close by, watching children’s videos in the office, while she works. Except that April works as a stripper at the Puma Club for Men. And tonight she has an unusual client, a foreigner both remote and too personal, and free with his money — lots of it, all cash.

The Garden of Last Days is described as a relentless, raw, searing, passionate, page-turning narrative, a big-hearted and painful novel about sex and parenthood and honor and masculinity.