We Will Be Back Soon!

At Weddings And Wakes

At Weddings And Wakes

Regular price
8.670 KD
Sale price
8.670 KD
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Plot

Twice a week, Lucy Dailey leaves suburbia with her three children in tow, returning to the Brooklyn home where she grew up and where her stepmother and unmarried sisters still live. Aunt Veronica, with her wounded face and dreams of beauty, drowns her sorrows in drink. Aunt Agnes, an acerbic student of elegance, sips only from the finest crystal as she sees Aunt May, the ex-nun, blossom with a late and unexpected love. And all the while, the children watch, absorbing the legacy of their haunted family.At once a moving evocation of life’s inexplicable calamities and a magical celebration of childhood and familial love, At Weddings and Wakes is the story of three generations of an Irish-American family through the eyes of its youngest members. With eloquence and grace, master storyteller Alice McDermott transforms everyday experience into the heroic and universal.

Book Details

Author Alice McDermott
Publication Year 1998
Publisher Dial Press Trade Paperback
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780385319850
Number of Pages 213
Contact to seller ×
Query submitted