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The ninth hour, Alice McDermott

Label
The ninth hour
Title
The ninth hour
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove-to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife -- that the hours of his life belong to himself alone. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, 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, even through multiple generations
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McDermott, Alice
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Irish American families
  • Immigrants
  • Irish Americans
  • Widows
  • Nuns
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225987051
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374280147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225987051
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780374280147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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