The Garden of Last Days: A Novel
Title: The Garden of Last Days: A Novel
Author: Andre Dubus III
Explosive elements converge one early September night in a Florida men’s club revealing the seamy underside of American life at the moment before the world changed.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection House of Sand and Fog—a new big-hearted, painful, page-turning novel.One early September night in Florida, a stripper brings her daughter to work. April’s usual babysitter is in the hospital, so she decides it’s best to have her three-year-old daughter close by, watching children’s videos in the office, while she works.
Except that April works at the Puma Club for Men. And tonight she has an unusual client, a foreigner both remote and too personal, and free with his money. Lots of it, all cash. His name is Bassam. Meanwhile, another man, AJ, has been thrown out of the club for holding hands with his favorite stripper, and he’s drunk and angry and lonely.
From these explosive elements comes a relentless, raw, searing, passionate, page-turning narrative, a big-hearted and painful novel about sex and parenthood and honor and masculinity.