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Someone  free pdf 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 YearA "Kirkus Reviews "Best Fiction Book of 2013A "New York Times "Notable Book of 2013 A "Washington Post "Notable Fiction Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013 Includes a bonus interview with Alice McDermott and her editor Jonathan Galassi Program features original music composed specifically for the novel: Beginnings (W. Armstrong/traditional) - You Don't Want to Go Into New York City (W. Armstrong) - It Is All Solved by Walking (W. Armstrong)

About Alice McDermott

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. Kate Reading is the recipient of multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards and has been named by "AudioFile" magazine as a "Voice of the Century," as well as the Best Voice in Science Fiction

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Author : Alice McDermott
Publisher : MacMillan Audio
Data Published : 03 September 2013
ISBN : 1427213100
EAN : 9781427213105
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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