Sat, April 19, 2014

Someone: A Novel

A fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning authorAn ordinary life—its sharp pains and unexpected joys, its bursts of clarity and moments of confusion—lived by an ordinary woman: this is the subject of Someone, Alice McDermott’s extraordinary return, seven years after the publication of After This. Scattered recollections—of childhood, adolescence, motherhood, old age—come together in this transformative narrative, stitched into a vibrant whole by McDermott’s deft, lyrical voice.     Our first glimpse of Marie is as a child: a girl in glasses waiting on a Brooklyn stoop for her beloved father to come home from work....

Item Information

ISBN: 0374281092
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Language: English
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
US Salesrank: 2056
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