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A fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author.
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.
ALICE MCDERMOTTis the author of several 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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