Love Redeems, Complicates, Hurts In Latest Dubus Novellas

"Dirty Love," by Andre Dubus III. (W. W. Norton)

“Dirty Love,” by Andre Dubus III. (W. W. Norton)

Many of us know, love can and often does hurt. That idea is certainly at the heart of “Dirty Love” a new book from author Andre Dubus III.

“Dirty Love” is a collection of four novellas about the dark side, the complicated side, the painful side of love. They’re stories about need, control, betrayal and sex. But they are also about hope, maybe even redemption, involving people who feel touchingly real.


Andre Dubus III, writer from Newburyport who teaches writing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. His other books include “House of Sand and Fog and “Townie

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