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Charming Billy

Charming Billy( )
Author: McDermott, Alice
ISBN:978-1-56895-685-5
Publication Date:Dec 1998
Publisher:Cengage Gale
Imprint:Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.95
Book Description:

Alice McDernotts mesmerizing fourth novel, Charming Billy, attacks the heart with the bittersweet remnants of an Irish American alcoholic. The collection of friends and family set to say their final goodbyes at Billys funeral recapture the essence of his passionate life. He lived his days saturated in alcohol, torturing himself over his lost love. But could a resolution with his beloved Eva have saved him thirty years of self-imposed depression? Should his cousin Dennis have lied about...
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Book Details
Pages:308
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Book Weight:1.65 Pounds
Author Biography
McDermott, Alice (Author)
Alice McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 27, 1953. She received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1975 and an M.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1978. After graduating college, she got a job reading unsolicited manuscripts for Redbook magazine and did some freelance reading for Esquire. She has taught writing at American University, the University of New Hampshire, and the University of California at San Diego. Currently, she is the Writing Seminars Professor of the Johns Hopkins University Writing Department.

Her short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications including Ms., Redbook, Mademoiselle, The New Yorker, Seventeen, the New York Times and the Washington Post. She has written several novels including A Bigamist's Daughter, At Weddings and Wakes, Child of My Heart, After This, Someone, and The Ninth Hour. That Night was made into a film starring C. Thomas Howell and Juliette Lewis in 1992. She has won several awards including the National Book Award for fiction in 1998 for Charming Billy, a Whiting Writers Award, and the 2008 Corrington Award for Literature.

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