La novena hora

La novena hora

by Alice McDermott


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On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens a gas tap in his Brooklyn apartment. He is determined to show his boss who recently fired him and to his badgering, pregnant wife, that his life was his alone. In the aftermath of the fire and his suicide, Catholic Brooklyn of the twentieth century attempts to erase the man’s brief existence through shame and superstition. Though he is never spoken of, his life reverberates through many, testing the limits of love, sacrifice, and forgiveness. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788417007409
Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alice McDermott is an American writer and university professor. For her novel Charming Billy, she won an American Book Award and the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. 


Bethesda, Maryland

Date of Birth:

June 27, 1953

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York


B.A., State University of New York-Oswego, 1975; M.A., University of New Hampshire, 1978

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