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La casa di sabbia e nebbia

di Andre Dubus III

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"Colonel Behrani is a once-wealthy Iranian immigrant who struggles for dignity while working low-wage jobs in America. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young house cleaner striving to put her life in order. When Kathy's house is mistakenly put up for public auction-- and Behrani risks the last of his family fortune to buy it-- the two become enmeshed in a desperate conflict"--Container.… (altro)
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    Shah-in-Shah di Ryszard Kapuściński (wookiebender)
    wookiebender: I read House of Sand and Fog several years before Shah of Shahs, but I would recommend reading them the other way around! Gave me some background information on Iran that filled in a few gaps in my knowledge.
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    The Master Planets di Donald Gallinger (donitamblyn)
    donitamblyn: This newly-released novel is another story of the way lives can be deeply affected by forces we don't understand. In HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG, we see good people turned against each other because of events beyond their control, coupled with the (uninformed) judgments they make about each other. In THE MASTER PLANETS, we see an exuberant and talented kid in 1970s America -- a kid on the threshold of realizing his dream of making world-changing music -- being derailed by events that happened 30 years before in war-torn Poland. This kind of stuff is fascinating in showing how we are really all tied together across time, distance, and culture. I must say that I much prefer the ending to MASTER PLANETS, as it gives the hope of redemption. "There is more in heaven and earth...." Interestingly enough, it's also a truly rollicking read. I couldn't put it down.… (altro)
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“The truth is life is full of joy and full of great sorrow, but you can't have one without the other.”
― Andre Dubus III, House of Sand and Fog

This is the type of book that I would call a masterpiece. It also affected me so deeply that I’ve never been able to read it a second time. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Although many people say this book is about a house it really doesn’t have all that much to do at the house in question. This book is about two people, flawed people to be sure, but People who are decent at heart although some of their actions may not appear that way.

These people love, they laugh, they cry and they hate. It is when The hate begins to overwhelm them that their lives catapult into catastrophe.

I guess this is the type of work one calls Shakespearean in nature. There are few books that affect me so deeply I can’t read them again.

That this book is great isn’t even a question in my mind. But I can still understand why it would not be for everyone. I think I’ve been able to write a bit of a review without using spoilers but I think this book is, as I said above a masterpiece. I still want to talk about the ending but.. I’ll skip that. Absolutely recommend it. ( )
  Thebeautifulsea | Aug 4, 2022 |
This book was one of the best I have read! Suspenseful and sad. The movie wasn't as good. ( )
  patsyjean | Feb 26, 2022 |

Well-written book with some wonderfully complex characters. Also somewhat long-winded. The book was just longer that it needed to be or the ending left me such a bad taste in my mouth. ( )
  wellington299 | Feb 19, 2022 |
First two thirds was a snooze fest. Last third was good. ( )
  Jinjer | Jul 19, 2021 |
A magnificent book. The Shakespeare mention on the jacket is well-deserved - a taut, modern-day tragedy. ( )
  skolastic | Feb 2, 2021 |
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Dubus III, Andreautore primariotutte le edizioniconfermato
Crepax, LucianaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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The fat one, the radish Torez, he calls me Camel because I am Persian and because I can bear this August sun longer than the Chinese and the Panamanians and even the little Vietnamese, Tran.
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"Dat's what they say of this cauntry back home, Kath: 'America, the land of milk and honey.' Bot they never tell you the milk's gone sour and the honey's stolen."
"It's almost easier being down and alone than when you're up and no one's there to share the view with you."
"...wanting for just this moment to be them again, though I never had been in the first place. Not really. Not a girl with girlfriends. Now, twenty years later, I could be their mother. But I wasn't anyone's mother, or wife. I wasn't a real girlfriend to anybody, or a friend; I was barely a sister, and whenever I thought of myself as a daughter my body felt too small and filthy to live in."
"But he didn't want to get caught up in the vortex of "should have's." Regret was Fear's big sister, the one he believed should never be let in the door."
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"Colonel Behrani is a once-wealthy Iranian immigrant who struggles for dignity while working low-wage jobs in America. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young house cleaner striving to put her life in order. When Kathy's house is mistakenly put up for public auction-- and Behrani risks the last of his family fortune to buy it-- the two become enmeshed in a desperate conflict"--Container.

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