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Extended Audio Sample The Garden of Last Days: A Novel (Unabridged), by Andre Dubus III
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,736 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andre Dubus III Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One early September night in Florida, a stripper brings her daughter to work. 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 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. His name is Bassam.

Meanwhile, another man, A. J., has been thrown out of the club for holding hands with his favorite stripper, and he's drunk and angry and lonely.

From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, searing, passionate narrative, a big-hearted and painful novel about sex and parenthood and honor and masculinity.

Set in the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed, it juxtaposes lust for domination with hunger for connection, sexual violence with family love. It seizes the listener by the throat with the same psychological tension, depth, and realism that characterized Andre Dubus' number-one best seller - House of Sand and Fog - and has an even greater sense of the dark and anguished places in the human heart. Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Rhonda | 2/17/2014

    " Language. Not sure how I got this book. Wasn't one I chose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Laura Foti | 1/30/2014

    " At more than halfway through (400 pages) it was barely into the second day. That's a little more detail than I really need. But Dubus gets into everyone's head and creates complex, believable characters who never seem to act in line with the way they see themselves: more careless, less righteous. Just like the rest of us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rick | 1/26/2014

    " Interesting story. The last days before 9/11 in Sarasota. It also involves some of the perpetrators. The story advances from the viewpoints of the varying characters (somewhat like House of Sand and Fog). Somewhat depressing and a little too much perspective from the terrorists, but still worthwhile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peggy | 1/21/2014

    " This was a hard book to get through because there is so much emotion around 9/11, and to be taken into the inner world of one of the pilots who participated in the attack was at times too eerie to handle and I had to put the book aside. But the characters are so entrancing, and little Franny so pulls your heartstrings that you can't stop reading because you have to make sure she is safe. "

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