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The Ninth Hour

Author: Alice McDermott.

The Ninth Hour

Author: Alice McDermott.

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Item #: D40100
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: FSG
ISBN: 9780374280147
On a winter afternoon in early 20th century Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant turns on the gas in his tenement, determined to prove to the subway bosses who fired him and to his badgering, pregnant wife that "the hours of his life belong to himself alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, an aging nun named Sister St. Savior appears and directs the... More
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On a winter afternoon in early 20th century Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant turns on the gas in his tenement, determined to prove to the subway bosses who fired him and to his badgering, pregnant wife that "the hours of his life belong to himself alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, an aging nun named Sister St. Savior appears and directs the way forward for his widow and unborn child. His suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates across many generations—and for his daughter Sally most of all—testing the limits of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, in this suspenseful, sublime novel from National Book Award winner and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Alice McDermott.


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