Charles Dubow, author of Indiscretion, on tour February 2013

Posted By on December 5, 2012

About Indiscretion

• Hardcover: 400 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (February 5, 2013)

“Every story has a narrator. Someone who writes it down after it’s all over. Why am I the narrator of this story? I am because it is the story of my life—and of the people I love most. . . .”

Harry and Madeleine Winslow have been blessed with talent, money, and charm. Harry is a National Book Award–winning author on the cusp of greatness. Madeleine is a woman of sublime beauty and grace whose elemental goodness and serenity belie a privileged upbringing. Bonded by deep devotion, they share a love that is both envied and admired. The Winslows play host to a coterie of close friends and acolytes eager to bask in their golden radiance, whether they are in their bucolic East Hampton cottage, abroad in Rome thanks to Harry’s writing grant, or in their comfortable Manhattan brownstone.

One weekend at the start of the summer season, Harry and Maddy, who are in their early forties, meet Claire and cannot help but be enchanted by her winsome youth, quiet intelligence, and disarming naivete. Drawn by the Winslows’ inscrutable magnetism, Claire eagerly falls into their welcoming orbit. But over the course of the summer, her reverence transforms into a dangerous desire. By Labor Day, it is no longer enough to remain one of their hangers-on.

A story of love, lust, deception, and betrayal as seen through the omniscient eyes of Maddy’s childhood friend Walter, a narrator akin to Nick Carraway in The Great GatsbyIndiscretion is a juicy, richly textured novel filled with fascinating, true-to-life characters—an irresistibly sensual page-turner that explores having it all and the consequences of wanting more.

Indiscretion also marks the debut of a remarkably gifted writer and storyteller whose unique voice bears all the hallmarks of an exciting new literary talent.

About Charles Dubow

Charles Dubow was born in New York City and spent his summers at his family’s house on Georgica Pond in East Hampton. He was educated at Wesleyan University and New York University. He has worked as a roustabout, a lumberjack, a sheepherder in New Zealand, and a congressional aide, and was a founding editor of and later an editor at He lives in New York City with his wife, Melinda; children, William and Lally; and Labrador retriever, Luke. This is his first novel.

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Charles’ Tour Stops

Tuesday, February 5th: 5 Minutes For Books

Wednesday, February 6th: toothy books

Thursday, February 7th: Sweet Tidbits

Friday, February 8th: I Read a Book Once

Monday, February 11th: A Dream Within a Dream

Tuesday, February 12th: missris

Wednesday, February 13th: Sara’s Organized Chaos 

Thursday, February 14th: BookNAround

Monday, February 18th: JulzReads

Tuesday, February 19th: You’ve GOTTA Read This!

Thursday, February 21st: Jenny Love to Read

Monday, February 25th: Book Addiction


One Response to “Charles Dubow, author of Indiscretion, on tour February 2013”

  1. Norma Bruner says:

    This book is outstanding to read. I hope there are many more books in the future. I will read them.

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