The classic Dubus novel—now available as an ebook
Andre Dubus’s controversial debut: A revealing novel of men at war—with themselves
At sea aboard a Navy aircraft carrier, Lieutenant Daniel Tierney finds himself in direct command of his Marine Corps detachment for the first time. Soon, a minor infraction committed by promising young PFC Ted Freeman has expanded into a thorough investigation of initiation rituals and homosexual activity on the ship. Torn between his desire to protect Freeman and his obligation to safeguard the Marines' reputation, Tierney must come to terms with the diminishment of his faith in a system he had once idealized.
Dubus's sole novel, The Lieutenant exposes the culture and politics of the United States military at the start of the Vietnam War, and reveals the common insecurities of the men whose lives were defined in its bounds.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Andre Dubus including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
“Fine, tense, wholly absorbing.” —Richard Yates
“Dubus is the sort of writer who instructs the heart, and he ought to be discovered by any number of readers.” —The Atlantic Monthly
Award-winning author Andre Dubus (1936–1999) has been hailed as one of the best American short story writers of the twentieth century. Dubus’s collections of short fiction include Separate Flights (1975), Adultery & Other Choices (1977), and Dancing After Hours (1996), which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. Another collection, Finding a Girl in America, features the story “Killings,” which was adapted into the critically acclaimed film In the Bedroom (2001), starring Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei.