Charming Billy

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Dell Publishing, 1998 - Fiction - 243 pages
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Everyone loved him. If you knew Billy at all, then you loved him. The late Billy Lynch's family and friends, a party of forty-seven, gather at a small bar and grill somewhere in the Bronx to remember better times in good company, and to redeem the pleasure of a drink or two from the miserable thing that a drink had become in Billy's life. His widow, Maeve, is there and everyone admires the way she is holding up, just as they always admired the way she cared for Billy after the alcohol had ruined him. But one cannot think of Billy Lynch's life, one's own relentless affection for him, without saying at some point, "There was that girl. The Irish girl". And one can't help but think that the real story of his life lay there.
 

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I once saw this book with my friend, Billy. I immediately became so very jealous that it was not "Charming Chris." Anyways, a first look at the book revealed a tragic interplay of love's dexterity and the power of lies. I can't wait to start reading the book.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
25
Section 3
37
Section 4
63
Section 5
91
Section 6
126
Section 7
135
Section 8
156
Section 9
175
Section 10
196
Section 11
208
Section 12
213
Section 13
233
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About the author (1998)

Alice McDermott is the bestselling author of Charming Billy, A Bigamist's Daughter, and That Night, a 1987 National Book Award Nominee. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.

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