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About the Book

Someone

An homage to the extraordinary transformations experienced in an ordinary life, SOMEONE is the highly anticipated seventh novel from the award-winning author Alice McDermott, beloved for her deft portraits of kinship and memory.

When we first glimpse Marie, who narrates SOMEONE, she is a child in glasses waiting for her father on a Brooklyn stoop. In poignant scenes, Marie experiences powerful transitions, though she stays close to home: bittersweet encounters with an awkward young neighbor named Pegeen, who describes herself as a fool; the heartache and hope of adolescence; her brother’s brief stint as a Catholic priest; and rediscovered courage when she takes on her mother’s role, becoming a wife with a family of her own. Woven through with McDermott’s tender, lyrical voice, this masterly work is a crowning achievement by one of America’s finest writers.

Someone
by Alice McDermott

  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN-10: 0374281092
  • ISBN-13: 9780374281090