House of Sand and Fog
by Andre Dubus III
Category: Fiction / General
365 pages; ISBN: 1-4000-7735-4
Rating: 10/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Jeannine Van Eperen
HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG is the story of what havoc a bureaucratic error can cause when compounded by a woman who ignores the error, thinking it will go away. She loses her home and it is innocently bought at auction by an Iranian, who is now an American citizen. He wants the best for his family and counts on reselling the property at two or three times what he paid for it to provide for his son's education and a decent lifestyle in this country. The woman wants only to get her home back, but refuses to go through the normal channels.
Andre Dubus III is an extremely talented writer. He has the reader rooting for both Kathy, who lost her home, as well as the purchaser, Behrani.
The story takes place in Northern California, so I would say, it is an American Greek Tragedy. I urge everyone to read this well-written and well-thought-out novel. It is a very powerful story and I look forward to reading more by this truly wonderful author.
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