Ruth

Barack Obama, Supportable and Inscrutable
October 05, 2012

Why are we no closer to understanding Barack Obama?

Down to Earth
December 17, 2001

In his short story "Killings," as in others of his stories, Andre Dubus looks down on his characters like a fairly friendly god, comprehending mortals' troubles with just slight amusement. Dubus, as god, has a uniquely blended view from above, understanding but cool.