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At Weddings and Wakes

McDermott, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0374106746 / ISBN 13: 9780374106744
Editorial: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), U.S.A., 1992
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Dallas Surplus Stacks (Dallas, TX, Estados Unidos de America)

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Fine Book & Jacket, no flaws, Signed 1st pt in protective cover. N° de ref. de la librería 000725

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Título: At Weddings and Wakes

Editorial: Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), U.S.A.

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

Three grown children--two sisters and a brother--in an Irish-American family witness the cycles of dissatisfaction, bitterness, and affection that make up the lives of their extended family. By the author of That Night. 35,000 first printing.

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Telling a story through the eyes of children is a tricky business, which is that much more proof of what a magician Alice McDermott happens to be. At Weddings and Wakes, her engrossing portrayal of love and tragedy in an Irish-Catholic family, takes us along with the kids as they accompany their mother on weekly visits to a world of memory and recrimination in the family's old Brooklyn neighborhood. An exquisitely executed little novel that masks all its hard work and complex structure behind finely wrought lace curtains of craft.

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