House of sand and fog

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Tense with suspense from the first line, this is one of the great American realist novels. In this page-turning, breathtaking novel, the characters will walk off the page and into your life. And a small house will seem like the most important piece of territory in the world.On a road crew in California, a former colonel in the Iranian Air Force under the Shah yearns to restore his family's dignity. When an attractive bungalow comes available on county auction for a fraction of its value, he sees a great opportunity for himself, his wife, and his children. But the house's former owner, a recovering alcoholic and addict down on her luck, doesn't see it that way, nor does her lover, a married cop driven to extremes to win her love and get her house back.House of Sand and Fog is a narrative triumph in which a traditional immigrant success story and a modern love story are turned upside down with brutal, heartrending consequences. It is an American tragedy, and a shockingly true picture of the country we live in today.
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Grouped Work ID 53c79784-5742-c636-b435-8753273adfca
Grouping Title house of sand and fog
Grouping Author dubus andre
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-12-04 22:55:40PM
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display_description Opportunity knocks for an Iranian immigrant in California when the county offers for sale a seized house at a bargain price. It will serve as a launching pad for his real-estate business. When the county discovers it made an error, the drug-addicted woman who owned the house demands its return, but the Iranian refuses. Unfortunately for him, the woman's lover is a policeman who takes the law into his hands.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, California -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Film novelizations, Home ownership -- California -- Fiction, Home ownership -- Fiction, Immigrants -- California. -- Fiction, Immigrants -- Fiction, Iranian Americans -- California -- Fiction, Iranian Americans -- Fiction, San Mateo County (Calif.) -- Fiction
title_display House of sand and fog
title_full House of sand and fog / Andre Dubus III, House of sand and fog [sound recording] / by Andre Dubus III
title_short House of sand and fog
topic_facet Audiobooks, Film novelizations, Home ownership, Immigrants, Iranian Americans