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An 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 ($25.00), 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 McDermott is the author of six previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes. 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.
A fully realized portrait of one woman’s life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author