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After This - A Novel

Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott's powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Clare, the youngest child of their aging parents, seeks to maintain an almost saintly innocence. After This, alive with the passions and tragedies of a determining era in our history, portrays the clash of traditional, faith-bound life and modern freedom, while also capturing, with McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family

Alice McDermott's powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Clare, the youngest child of their aging parents, seeks to maintain an almost saintly innocence. After This, alive with the passions and tragedies of a determining era in our history, portrays the clash of traditional, faith-bound life and modern freedom, while also capturing, with McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Alice McDermott's powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live. While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Clare, the youngest child of their aging parents, seeks to maintain an almost saintly innocence. After This, alive with the passions and tragedies of a determining era in our history, portrays the clash of traditional, faith-bound life and modern freedom, while also capturing, with McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family

Language:

English

Narrators:

Martha Plimpton

Length:

9h 58m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:50


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:11


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:26


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:13


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:11


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:48


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:55


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:25


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:22


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:33


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:22


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:30


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:12


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:03


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:56


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:20


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:49


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

00:11


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:21


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:22


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:58


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:57


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:01


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:34


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:43


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:04


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:54


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:40


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:29


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:38


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:19


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:06


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:52