Alice McDermott - The Ninth Hour

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In a string of luminous novels, starting with A Bigamist’s Daughter, McDermott has mapped the Irish American experience, depicting quiet lives whose ordinary surfaces belie their extraordinary depths of feeling and courage. The seventh novel by the author of Someone, After This, and the National Book Award-winning Charming Billy starts with the suicide of a young Irish immigrant in New York. Crushed by economic realities and overwhelming family responsibilities, he leaves a widow and an unborn child to fend for themselves. The two are lucky enough to find a kind of guardian in Sister St. Savior, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, and McDermott vividly evokes the 1940s and ‘50s from the perspective of Catholic Brooklyn.


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Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Ninth Hour: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374280147
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 19th, 2017

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