Alice McDermott: Someone

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Alice McDermott once felt a fear that her new novel, Someone (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), would be seen as just another of her perfect Irish American novels. Instead it leaps from the page provoking bookworm Michael Silverblatt to proclaim, "I loved this book in every way a book can be loved." We follow the path from prosaic detail to full-hearted radiance.





 Read an excerpt from Someone.


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