The Resource The ninth hour, Alice McDermott

The ninth hour, Alice McDermott

Label
The ninth hour
Title
The ninth hour
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Title variation
9th hour
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a dim winter afternoon in Catholic Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. His suicide reverberates over the decades as decorum, superstition and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence
Summary
A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10576367
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Alice
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Irish Americans
  • Widows
  • Nuns
  • Irish
  • Immigrants
  • Irish
  • Irish Americans
  • Nuns
  • Widows
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968557357
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780374280147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017011508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968557357
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968557357
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9780374280147
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017011508
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)968557357

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