That Night (Paperback)

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On a warm suburban night, the sound of lawn sprinklers is drowned out by the rumble of hot rods. Suddenly a car careens onto a family’s neat front yard, teenage boys spill out brandishing chains and leather, and a young man cries out for the girl he loves. Tonight fathers will pick up snow shovels and rakes to defend their turf, and children will witness a battle fueled by fierce, true love. This is the night they will talk about and remember as the moment everything changed forever.

Praise For…

“A novel about miracles...To enter the world of this incantatory novel is to palpably recall, almost against one’s will, the rash, embattled strivings and disillusionments of first love.”—Washington Post Book World

“A rare and memorable work...a mythical tale about America that remembers when youth was young and hope
prevailed...a moving and captivating novel, both celebration and elegy.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Remarkable...a dazzling mosaic of details and images...McDermott has wrought a miracle.”—Chicago Tribune

“Splendid...original...a rich discursive prose style that belongs entirely to Alice McDermott.”—New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385333306
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: January 12th, 1999
Pages: 208

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