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A Bigamist's Daughter

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Publisher Comments:

Elizabeth Connelly sits in a New York office that looks like a real editor's, but isn't quite. Employed at a vanity press, Elizabeth watches the real world — of real struggles, passion, pain, and love — spin around her. Until one day, a young writer comes to her with a novel about a man who loves more than one woman at once. And suddenly Elizabeth will be awakened from her young urban professional slumber — by a man's real touch, by a real story in search of an ending, by the unraveling of the greatest masquerade of all — in Alice McDermott's luminous novels of memory, revelation, and desire.

Review:

"This is nothing less than a brilliant first novel. Elizabeth Connelly is an editor at a vanity press who has seen everything and has few illusions about any of it. A young man then brings her an unfinished novel about a bigamist. The story is based on fact, and Elizabeth begins to wonder, at a given moment, whether her own father—whose mysterious, lengthy absences scarred her childhood—might have led a life like that of the bigamist in the young writer's novel. A love affair between writer and editor ensues; some mysteries are resolved, some remain. Splendid." Reviewed by Andrew Witmer, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Review:

"A masterly and admirable first novel...A Bigamist's Daughter sparkles with crisp language and fine, precise storytelling...a richly detailed story." Kansas City Star

Review:

"In the fiction of Alice McDermott, the heart is found in the quiet touch." The Boston Globe

Review:

"A work of surpassing craftsmanship, high seriousness, and...great wisdom and humor. It's a wonderful read." John Yount

Review:

"Always enjoyable and at times brilliant." The Hartford Courant

Review:

"McDermott balances a poignant romanticism with sharp realism in her own crisp and careful writing style." Ms.

Review:

"Splendid...this is nothing less than a brilliant first novel." Virginia Quarterly Review

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385333290
Author:
McDermott, Alice
Publisher:
Dial Press Trade Paperback
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990112
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x .83 in .5519 lb

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Product details 304 pages Delta Trade Paperbacks - English 9780385333290 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A masterly and admirable first novel...A Bigamist's Daughter sparkles with crisp language and fine, precise storytelling...a richly detailed story."
"Review" by , "In the fiction of Alice McDermott, the heart is found in the quiet touch."
"Review" by , "A work of surpassing craftsmanship, high seriousness, and...great wisdom and humor. It's a wonderful read."
"Review" by , "Always enjoyable and at times brilliant."
"Review" by , "McDermott balances a poignant romanticism with sharp realism in her own crisp and careful writing style."
"Review" by , "Splendid...this is nothing less than a brilliant first novel."
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