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Charming Billy

«'A masterpiece of subtle, oblique storytelling, in which what's left unsaid resonates as much as what's said' TIME OUT 'McDermott takes on the stereotype she has described as 'the lovable Irish drunk' and turns it inside out...showing that the more familiar a story, the harder its truth is to grasp...A constantly surprising and involving novel' HARPERS & QUEEN»

The late Billy Lynch's family and friends gather at a small bar and grill in the Bronx to remember better times. His widow, Maeve, is there and everyone admires the way she is holding up, just as they always admired the way she cared for Billy after the alcohol had ruined him. Les mer

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The late Billy Lynch's family and friends gather at a small bar and grill in the Bronx to remember better times. His widow, Maeve, is there and everyone admires the way she is holding up, just as they always admired the way she cared for Billy after the alcohol had ruined him. But one cannot think of Billy without saying at some point, 'There was that girl'. On Long Island one summer years ago, Billy fell in love with a beautiful Irish girl working for a wealthy Park Avenue family. Billy wanted to marry Eva, but then she went back to Ireland. And then Billy's cousin Dennis had to break the terrible news: Eva had died of pneumonia. Billy never got over it. Anybody who knew him would tell you so. Billy began courting Maeve not long after, but for the rest of their lives, he, she and Dennis shared a hidden, twisted grief.

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Forlag
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9780747545392
Utgivelsesår
2000
Format
20 x 13 cm
Priser
Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2000 and International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2000.

Om forfatteren

Alice McDermott is the author of AT WEDDINGS AND WAKES, a New York Times bestseller; THAT NIGHT, shortlisted for the National Book Award; and A BIGAMIST'S DAUGHTER. She lives with her family near Washington.

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«'A masterpiece of subtle, oblique storytelling, in which what's left unsaid resonates as much as what's said' TIME OUT 'McDermott takes on the stereotype she has described as 'the lovable Irish drunk' and turns it inside out...showing that the more familiar a story, the harder its truth is to grasp...A constantly surprising and involving novel' HARPERS & QUEEN»

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