Someone - Alice McDermott


Alice McDermott’s wise and tender novel, Someone (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25), is the distillation of a woman’s life from childhood to old age. We first meet Marie as she sits on the stoop of her Brooklyn house waiting for her father to get home from work, and later come to see how her middle-class Irish-Catholic family forms the core of her being. Moving among various key points of her life—early friendship, first love, first job, deaths of loved ones, raising a family—we witness the formation of her character as the world she knows changes around her. McDermott elegantly evinces the joys and heartbreaks of family and community, capturing the wonder and strangeness of a seemingly ordinary life.

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ISBN: 9780374281090
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 10th, 2013

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ISBN: 9781250055361
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Published: Picador - October 7th, 2014