At Weddings and Wakes (Mass Market Paperback)
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Sipping effortlessly between past and present, between memory and observation, At Weddings And Wakes tells the story of three generations of an Irish-Catholic family through the eyes of its younger members. At once a haunting evocation of life's inexplicable calamities and a magical celebration of childhood and familial love, At Weddings And Wakes transforms every experience into the heroic and the universal. It is a testament to the remarkable gift of a literary master writing at the peak of her story telling powers.
About the Author
Alice McDermott is the author of five previous novels, including A Bigamist’s Daughter; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy; winner of the 1998 National Book Award; At Weddings and Wakes; and That Night. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.
Praise for At Weddings and Wakes…
"A haunted, troubled, beautifully articulated journey into the past."--San Francisco Chronicle.
"It's hard to lift your eyes at the end of the book... you'll find yourself reading every word of Alice McDermott's new novel, not because it's complicated but because such wonderful things happen deep inside the sentences."--Newsweek.
"A brilliant, highly complex, extraordinary piece of fiction and a triumph for its author."--Chicago Tribune.
"A haunting and masterly work of literary art."--The Wall Street Journal