Thorndike Press

The Ninth Hour

  • Alice McDermott
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  • ISBN-10: 1432841505
  • ISBN-13: 9781432841508
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 362 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

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About

Overview

A New York Times Bestselling Author
Winner of the National Book Award
One of Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Literary Fiction Picks
A Three-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist

On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement, determined to prove ― to the subway bosses who fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife ― “that the hours of his life belong to himself alone.” His suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives ― testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“In this enveloping, emotionally intricate, suspenseful drama, McDermott lures readers into her latest meticulously rendered Irish American enclave. . . Like Alice Munro, McDermott is profoundly observant and mischievously witty, a sensitive and consummate illuminator of the realization of the self, the ravages of illness and loss, and the radiance of generosity. . . McDermott’s extraordinary precision, compassion, and artistry are entrancing and sublime. . . This is one of literary master McDermott’s most exquisite works.”

— Booklist (starred)

“Everything that her readers, the National Book Award committee, and the Pulitzer Prize judges love about McDermottt’s stories of Irish-Catholic American life is back.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)