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At Weddings and Wakes


Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up, and where her stepmother ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
by rejoyce on Aug 15, 2007

Alice McDermott's At Weddings and Wakes is a beautifully composed short novel whose sentences in their sinuous complexity and loveliness slow the reader's eye; they become soundings in the mind. It is the story of an Irish Catholic family: a married daughter, her stepmother, and unmarried sisters: their loves and losses. McDermott's prose moves quickly and fluidly between past and present--the novel's structure is Woolfian--and the narrative is knowing of transience, mortality, those moments of being that constitute a life. The author works on a small canvas, but it's a perfect one.

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