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Book Information: After This

After This (2006) [Novel]
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Summary (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
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

Edition #1: After This

After This (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Astutely attuned to the spiritual consequences of a rapidly metamorphosing world and the mysteries of desire, love, faith, family, and friendship, McDermott elucidates all that changes and all that endures with wondrous specificity and plentitude of heart." Booklist
  • "It is hard to know how to start piling on the praise for this gripping, poignant book. It would seem there is no technique of fiction McDermott has not mastered." Chicago Tribune
  • "From its opening sentence...Alice McDermott's exquisite sixth novel unfolds in unhurried splendor, its pace so exacting you can feel the sting of sand in a high city wind." Boston Globe
  • "Another lovely needlepoint of a novel about middle-class Irish-American life...McDermott is a canny observer of domestic dynamics." Entertainment Weekly
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After This (September 5, 2006)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374168094
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.32 x .99 in
Pages: 279

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