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The ninth hour, Alice McDermott

Label
The ninth hour
Title
The ninth hour
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Title variation
9th hour
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas tap in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife--that "the hours of his life belonged to him alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Saviour, an aging nun, a Little Nursing Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence, yet his suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives--testing the limits and demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even across multiple generations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Alice
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C355
LC item number
N56 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suicide
  • Widows
  • Nuns
  • Irish Americans
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780374280147
Lccn
2017011508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968557357
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780374280147
Lccn
2017011508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968557357

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