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Author: Alice McDermott
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
John Keane has been left haunted by his exeperience of action during World War II, but when he meets Mary he settles down to bring up a large traditional Irish Catholic family in Long Island. As they struggle to uphold the family's framework, their four children must experience the challanges and liberties born in the crucible of 1960s. Michael and Annie taste the fruits of the sexual revolution; Jacob finds himself  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice McDermott
ISBN: 9780747593218 0747593213
OCLC Number: 219992185
Notes: Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006; London: Bloomsbury, 2007.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Alice McDermott.


While Michael and Annie Keane taste the intoxicating and bitter fruits of the sexual revolution, their older brother finds himself on the way to Vietnam. Clare, the youngest, seeks to maintain a  Read more...


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'Sublime ... McDermott's simple prose is full of poetic distillations that capture a mood or a moment just so, and it all comes together in a radiant portrait of family life' Daily Mail 'McDermott Read more...

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