From The National Book Award Winning Author Comes A Luminous, Deeply Humane Novel About Three Generations Of An Irish Immigrant Family In 1940s And 1950s Brooklyn For Fans Of Anne Tyler, Anne Enright And Colm T Ib NOn A Gloomy February Afternoon, Jim Sends His Wife Annie Out To Do The Shopping Before Dark Falls He Seals Their Meagre Apartment, Unhooks The Gas Tube Inside The Oven, And Inhales Sister St Saviour, A Little Nursing Sister Of The Sick Poor, Catches The Scent Of Fire Doused With Water And Hurries To The Scene A Gathered Crowd, Firemen, And The Distraught Young Widow Moved By The Girl S Plight, And Her Unborn Child, The Wise Nun Finds Annie Work In The Convent S Laundry Where, In Turn, Her Daughter Will Grow Up Amidst The Crank Of The Wringer And The Hiss Of The Iron In Catholic Brooklyn In The Early Part Of The Twentieth Century, Decorum, Superstition And Shame Collude To Erase Jim S Brief Existence And Yet His Suicide, Although Never Mentioned, Reverberates Through Many Generations Testing The Limits Of Love And Sacrifice, Of Forgiveness And Forgetfulness In Prose Of Startling Radiance And Precision, Alice McDermott Tells A Story That Is At Once Wholly Individual And Universal In Its Understanding Of The Human Condition Rendered With Remarkable Lucidity And Intelligence, The Ninth Hour Is The Crowning Achievement Of One Of Today S Finest Writers.
Alice McDermott born June 27, 1953 is Johns Hopkins University s Writer in Residence Born in Brooklyn, New York, McDermott attended St Boniface School in Elmont, Long Island, NY 1967 , Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead NY 1971 , the State University of New York at Oswego, receiving her BA in 1975, and later received her MA from the University of New Hampshire in 1978.She has taught at the UC
- 247 pages
- The Ninth Hour
- Alice McDermott
- 13 May 2017 Alice McDermott