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Charming Billy

Charming Billy

A Novel

Picador Modern Classics

Alice McDermott; read by Barrie Kreinik

Macmillan Audio

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National Book Awards Winner

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Macmillan Audio

Macmillan Audio

06/19/2018

ISBN: 9781250310903

8:48:0

"[Euan Morton's] steady, gentle delivery allows McDermott's elegant prose to shine. It's a quiet story about love and sacrifice that manages to be extremely moving without becoming sentimental or maudlin. Morton's performance similarly brims with emotion but never overflows." — AudioFile Magazine on The Ninth Hour

*Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Fiction*

Alice McDermott's striking audiobook, 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.

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.

National Book Awards Winner

Excerpt from Charming Billy by Alice McDermott. Copyright © 1997 by Alice McDermott. To be published in December, 1997 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, LLC. All rights reserved.


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Praise for Charming Billy

“This is fiction as good as it gets.” —USA Today

“A luminous and affecting novel.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

“There's no one like Alice McDermott for catching the ebullient particulars of the Irish-American sensibility…her touch is light as a feather, her perceptions purely accurate.” —Elle

“McDermott demonstrates anew that she is a writer in a league all her own.” —People

“...a rueful shrug of a novel whose strong, shrewd opening pages should be taught in college writing classes.” —Time

Alice McDermott; read by Barrie Kreinik

Alice McDermott is the author of eight novels, including The Ninth Hour, That Night, After This, and At Weddings and Wakes. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. She is the Richard A. Macksey Professor for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.

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