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After This

 
 
 
 
After This
Author: Alice McDermott
ISBN 13: 9780385334693
ISBN 10: 385334699
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: The Dial Press
Publication Date: 2007-09-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $15.00
 
 

A vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century by bestselling author Alice McDermott

The Washington Post - Jane Hamilton

McDermott is at the height of her powers here, charging her seemingly ordinary scenes with the possibility of danger, of terror or mystery and, on occasion, radiance. She does so with the lightest touch, with the silkiest humor, and yet at the same time she probes deeply into the moment. And so there is suspense when a professor plies an earnest student with whisky, when the Keane children play with toy soldiers on a windy dune, when a group of college boys argue about Halloween decorations in a bar, when a spinster rides a bus at night.