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Someone

McDermott, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0374281092 / ISBN 13: 9780374281090
Edité par FS&G, 2013
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : As New Hardcover
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Bright, tight editions signed by the author on a tipped-in page. A small "signed" sticker on front panel of DJ. Clean, crisp & firmly bound. N° de réf. du libraire WS13045

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Titre : Someone

Éditeur : FS&G

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :As New

Etat de la jaquette : As New

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

Type de livre : Book

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Synopsis :

A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award-winning author



An 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. A seemingly innocuous encounter with a young woman named Pegeen sets the bittersweet tone of this remarkable novel. Pegeen describes herself as an "amadan," a fool; indeed, soon after her chat with Marie, Pegeen tumbles down her own basement stairs. The magic of McDermott's novel lies in how it reveals us all as fools for this or that, in one way or another.


Marie's first heartbreak and her eventual marriage; her brother's brief stint as a Catholic priest, subsequent loss of faith, and eventual breakdown; the Second World War; her parents' deaths; the births and lives of Marie's children; the changing world of her Irish-American enclave in Brooklyn--McDermott sketches all of it with sympathy and insight. This is a novel that speaks of life as it is daily lived; a crowning achievement by one of the finest American writers at work today.



A Publishers Weekly Best Fiction Book of the Year



A Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction Book of 2013


A New York Times Notable Book of 2013


A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2013


An NPR Best Book of 2013



A propos de l'auteur:

Alice McDermott is the author of six previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

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Shaker Mill Books is the annex of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, MA, one of the only independent bookstores in the Berkshires for over 35 years. Located in West Stockbridge, MA, Shaker Mill Books houses nearly ten thousand rare, out-of-print and/or signed books. We specialize in Berskhire Books (many now out-of-print or otherwise unavailable), including local histories and biographies, as well as a large collection of books by nature writer Hal Borland.

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