A brilliant debut from one of our most celebrated authors, A Bigamist’s Daughter is "a wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself" (Newsweek).
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“Tavia Gilbert vividly narrates Elizabeth’s quest for understanding of her past and her present…Gilbert conveys Elizabeh’s long-hidden pain and highlights McDermott’s message about relationships between men and women.” – AudioFile Magazine
"Beautifully written." —The Washington Post "A masterly and admirable first novel...A Bigamist’s Daughter sparkles with crisp language and fine, precise writing….A richly detailed story." —The Kansas City Star "McDermott is an enormously skilled and assured writer who transforms the ordinary into something magical." —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Alice McDermott is the author of five previous novels, including Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG and Picador. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.
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