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Charming Billy / Alice McDermott.

McDermott, Alice, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison AWARD NTL 1998 (Text) 39391006759581 Award - Fic Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250058324
  • ISBN: 1250058325
  • Physical Description: 243 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First Picador Modern Classics edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Picador Modern Classics/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998.
Summary, etc.: "Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming sorrow, a complex portrait emerges of an enigmatic man, a loyal friend, a beloved husband, an incurable alcoholic. Alice McDermott's striking novel, Charming Billy, is a study of the lies that bind and the weight of familial love, of the way good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide."-- Provided by publisher.
Awards Note: National Book Award, 1998
Subject: Irish American families > Fiction.
Irish Americans > Fiction.
Alcoholics > Fiction.
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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