Alice McDermott, a long time chronicler of the Irish American experience, has written the moving story of Marie Commeford, a short sighted girl from Brooklyn.
Written in the first person, Marie’s wry and clear eyed observations, from her stoop in Brooklyn to the confines of the nursing home in Long Island unfold in a series of loosely connected, non-chronological vignettes of an ordinary but unforgettable life.
WHAT OTHER REVIEWERS THINK
The New York Times: “Someone is a wonderfully modest title for such a fine-tuned, beautiful book filled with so much universal experience, such haunting imagery, such urgent matters of life and death.”
WHO WROTE IT
Alice McDermott is the author of six previous novels, including Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award and At Weddings and Wakes, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.