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.
|Publisher:||Libros del Asteroide|
|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.
Date of Birth:June 27, 1953
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, New York
Education:B.A., State University of New York-Oswego, 1975; M.A., University of New Hampshire, 1978