Appendix A: An Elaboration on the Novel The End of Alice

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Artspace Books, 1996 - Fiction - 72 pages
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Appendix Ais an elaboration on A.M. Homes' novel The End of Alice, and lays bare the process of creating a character and building a fiction. The End of Aliceis a tale told by an aging sex offender drawn into a summer correspondence with a college student. At first the criminal and his correspondent are merely pen pals, teasing each other, but as their epistolary exchange grows increasingly seductive, the full story of the criminal unfolds. Functioning as a compendium of evidence, Appendix Agathers an array of evidence--a photo album, paintings, assorted trinkets, teeth, a watch--remnants of the narrator's lingering and deadly infatuation with a little girl called Alice. An elaboration of the act of novel writing, Appendix Ais unique exploration of the troubled boundary between truth and fiction, art and evidence.

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User Review  - amyfaerie - LibraryThing

A really neat mixed-media expansion of The End of Alice. If you've read that novel, this could be considered a collection of court exhibits connected to the story. Read full review

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User Review  - jenna nims - Goodreads

seemed kind of pointless but it was an interesting idea. Read full review

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A.M. Homes is the author of the novels The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collection The Safety of Objects and the artist's book Appendix A. Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in magazines such as The New Yorker and Artforum, among others, and she is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Mirabella, Bomb, Blind Spot, and Story. She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and The New School and lives in New York City.

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