After This by Alice McDermott audiobook

After This: A Novel

By Alice McDermott
Read by Martha Plimpton

Macmillan Audio 9780374168094
9.92 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781593979935

Alice McDermott's powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world 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 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. After This, alive with the passions and tragedies of a determining era in our history, portrays the clash of traditional, faith-bound life and modern freedom, while also capturing, with McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2007 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Fiction

A 2007 Audie Award Finalist

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2006 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Fiction

Among shortlisted titles for Pulitzer Prize - Finalist, 2007

Among shortlisted titles for Audie Award Finalist, 2007

Alice McDermott's powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world 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 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.
After This, alive with the passions and tragedies of a determining era in our history, portrays the clash of traditional, faith-bound life and modern freedom, while also capturing, with McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ms. McDermott gives us an affecting meditation on the consolations and discontents of family life…And her easy authority with this material, combined with her clear-eyed sympathy for her characters, results in a moving, old-fashioned story about longing and loss and sorrow.” New York Times
“Exquisite…[McDermott] is a literary heir to Virginia Woolf.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Evocative…Read this for its real-world wisdom and for sentences that are gorgeous beyond belief.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“It is hard to know how to start piling on praise for this gripping, poignant book…Before we are aware of what McDermott has done, we are completely engaged…Like magic, we are drawn in.” Chicago Tribune
After This features McDermott’s by now trademark combination of exquisite delicacy and rich, multi-claused sentences. There is an incantatory interiority to her prose, capable of capturing subtle emotional nuances and flickers of moral wavering.” Newsday
“Alice McDermott writes beautiful, understated sentences so subtle and yet so packed with insight that if you blink, you might miss, say, the death of a character, or the realization by another that her grown-up life ‘would not be the life she wanted.’…McDermott’s prose is stunning…[Her] talent never fails to impress.” USA Today
“A master at capturing Irish-Catholic American suburban life…[McDermott] flawlessly encapsulates an era in the private moments of one family’s life.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Word by word, metaphor by metaphor, McDermott writes the most exquisitely perceptive and atmospheric fiction published today. Heir to Woolf and Nabokov, she nets the totality of human consciousness.” Booklist
“After five penetrating novels and a National Book Award, McDermott infuses the undulating plot with the knowledge that lives become most vivid in small moments of connection…Genuinely moving yet amorphous, like a remembered fragrance that you can’t quite place.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Alice McDermott

Author Bio: Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award, and three books that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and elsewhere. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor of the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English