After This

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Bloomsbury, 2008 - United States - 279 pages
While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter fruits of the sexual revolution, their older brother, Jacob, finds himself on the way to Viet Nam. Clare, the youngest child, seeks to maintain an almost saintly innocence. As their parents, John and Mary, struggle to uphold the family's framework, the four siblings are destined to experience the challenges and liberties born in the crucible of the 1960s.
With McDermott's inimitable understanding and grace, After This captures the joy, sorrow, anger and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family.

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In linked vignettes, we follow the Keane family from Mary and John meeting after World War 2 to the children growing up and experiencing Vietnam and the beginnings of the sexual revolution. This was a ... Read full review

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Catholic family — 4 children struggles with the 80's On a wild, windy April day in Manhattan, when Mary first meets John Keane, she cannot know what lies ahead of her. A marriage, a fleeting season ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Alice McDermott is the author of five novels including Child of My Heart, Charming Billy (winner of the 1998 National Book Award), At Weddings and Wakes, A Bigamist's Daughter and That Night, all published by Bloomsbury. She lives with her family outside Washington DC.

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