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The ninth hour

Alice McDermott

The ninth hour

a novel

by Alice McDermott

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • FICTION / Family Life,
  • Irish,
  • Suicide,
  • Fiction,
  • FICTION / Literary

  • About the Edition

    On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man"s brief existence, and yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives--testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, through multiple generations.

    Edition Notes

    Other titles9th hour
    StatementAlice McDermott
    ContributionsMorton, Euan, 1977- narrator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3563.C355 N56 2017ab
    The Physical Object
    Format[sound recording] :
    Pagination7 audio discs (8 hr.)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935581M
    ISBN 109781427289193
    OCLC/WorldCa969829913


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