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Author Andre Dubus
Country United States United States
Language English
Genre(s) short story
Publication date 1979

Killings is a short tale written by Andre Dubus in 1979. The short story entails how a man seeks revenge after the death of his son in cold blood.[1] In 2001, the story was adapted into Todd Field's film, In the Bedroom. The film starred Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, and Marisa Tomei, and was nominated for five Academy Awards – Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Wilkinson), Actress in a Leading Role (Spacek), Actress in a Supporting Role (Tomei), and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Published (Robert Festinger & Field). In the Bedroom is the name of the book in which the short story was published.

The work deals with the emotional struggle that the main character, Matt Fowler, encounters as he is forced to confront the killer of his son.


  1. ^ Andre Dubus, 1979 Killings”, p. The Sewanee Review. TN.