Monday Meme #39 — Andre Dubus

Andre Dubus (1936-1999) was a writer, who (in the words of his New York Times obituary) “was devoted to the art of the short story.”    In 1986 he was struck by a car while helping a pair of stranded motorists.  He lost one leg and the use of the other in the accident, and had to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life.  While the accident cost him a great deal physically and emotionally, it also changed his writing and led to his greatest literary successes.  One of his six children is Andre Dubus III, author of The House of Sand and Fog.

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