(From the publisher):
Alice McDermott's novel is a vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century. It captures the social, political, and spiritual upheavals of those decades through the experiences of a middle-class couple, their four children, and the changing worlds in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother, Jacob, lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Clare, the youngest child of their aging parents, seeks to maintain an almost saintly innocence.
Original title: After This
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)