Gone So Long (Dubus) - Book Reviews

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(Starred review) Dubus renders this story of love, jealousy, guilt, and atonement in a voice that rings with authenticity and evokes the texture of working-class lives.… This is a compassionate and wonderful novel.
Publishers Weekly

(Starred review) A dark and exquisitely crafted novel that views parental relationships as both a form of inherited violence and redemptive empathy. —Joshua Finnell, Colgate Univ., Hamilton, NY
Library Journal

Dubus evokes a dazzling palette of emotions…. Susan, Daniel, and Lois are fully realized and authentic characters… [in] this powerful testament to the human spirit asks what it means to atone for the unforgivable and to empathize with the broken.

An ex-convict in his 60s pays a visit to the daughter he hasn't seen since the night he murdered her mother in 1973.… Ahearn is a uniquely sympathetic murderer, and the window we are given into Susan's memories and emotions …brings us very close to her as well.
Kirkus Reviews

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