- Author:Alice McDermott
- Publisher:Dell; Reprint edition (February 2, 1993)
- Subcategory:Genre Fiction
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- ePUB format1996 kb
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At Weddings and Wakes book.
At Weddings and Wakes book.
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At Weddings and Wakes: .has been added to your Cart. As rendered through Ms. McDermott's rich, supple prose, and infused with her quiet emotional wisdom, the story of these three children and their family assumes a kind of mythic resonance: it becomes a parable about all families and all families' encounters with love, mortality, and sorrow.
The wedding party arrived in two cars. Momma and Veronica and Agnes in the second, with the three children perched carefully on the jump seats. The girls wore their Easter dresses, the boy his navy-blue Confirmation suit that was already too short in the sleeves
Praise for Alice McDermott. At Weddings and Wakes. McDermott’s prose slips down like liquid, often carrying alcohol’s lingering stin. his book deepens to explore the influence of faith and the possible redeeming power of love’ Daily Mail.
Praise for Alice McDermott. It’s hard to lift your eyes at the end of the boo. ou’ll find yourself reading every wor. ot because it’s complicated but because such wonderful things happen deep inside the sentences’ Newsweek. At Weddings and Wakes is a brilliant, highly complex, extraordinary piece of fiction and a triumph for its author’ Chicago Tribune. A magical, thoroughly original nove. ritten with wisdom and grace’ New York Times.
Alice McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 1953. She has written several novels including A Bigamist's Daughter, At Weddings and Wakes, Child of My Heart, After This, Someone, and The Ninth Hour. from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1975 and an . from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. After graduating college, she got a job reading unsolicited manuscripts for Redbook magazine and did some freelance reading for Esquire. That Night was made into a film starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis in 1992.
At weddings and wakes. by. McDermott, Alice. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Irish Americans, Family. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Uploaded by YoshikoM on June 28, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). A brilliant, highly complex, extraordinary piece of fiction and a triumph for its author. McDermott's novels can't be relegated to plot or thematic conceit. With eloquence and grace, master storyteller Alice McDermott transforms everyday experience into the heroic and universal. How did you like the book?
At Weddings and Wakes. Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live. Aunt Veronica, with her wounded face and dreams of beauty, drowns her sorrows in drink. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Give a Bookmate subscription →.
A portrait of the Irish-American experience in the 1940s and 1950s, by the National Book Award-winning author. On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. The three children of an Irish-American family in Long Island are witnesses to the cycles of dissatisfaction, bitterness and recurring affection that make up the lives of their extended family. A tender, sad and funny book from the author of the National Book Award-nominated That Night and Charming Billy.
A tender, sad and funny book from the author of the National Book Award-nominated That Night and Charming Billy.