Andre Dubus II with his son Andre Dubus III. Dubus married 3 times and had 6 children. After his oldest daughter was attacked he became paranoid about his loved ones safety buying a gun. His friends fellow authors Kurt Vonnegut and John Updike held a fundraiser to help with his medical bills from a serious fatal car accident he had stopped to help which caused the amputation of part of his right leg and the use of his left leg confining him to a wheelchair. An interesting but very sad life.