Someone

Someone

A fully realized portrait of one woman's life in all its complexity, by the National Book Award–winning author

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, 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… (more)

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McDermott is an extraordinary writer. This is a beautiful book.

Rejoice, because there’s a new novel by Alice McDermott, called Someone, and it’s very very good.

“Someone” is a wonderfully modest title for such a fine-tuned, beautiful book filled with so much universal experience, such haunting imagery, such urgent matters of life and death.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 10, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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