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The Resource The ninth hour : a novel, Alice McDermott

The ninth hour : a novel, Alice McDermott

Label
The ninth hour : a novel
Title
The ninth hour
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens a gas tap in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove<U+2014>to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife<U+2014>that "the hours of his life . . . belonged to himself alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Saviour, an aging nun, a Little Nursing Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence, and yet his suicide, though never spoken of, reverberates through many lives<U+2014>testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C355
LC item number
N56 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish
  • Immigrants
  • Irish Americans
  • Catholics
  • Suicide
  • Widows
  • Nuns
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
The ninth hour : a novel, Alice McDermott
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3158260
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712174
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1A4A8C82-1876-4873-9647-E4DE7B544FF5
System control number
  • ocn991595183
  • (OCoLC)991595183
Label
The ninth hour : a novel, Alice McDermott
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=3158260
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374712174
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1A4A8C82-1876-4873-9647-E4DE7B544FF5
System control number
  • ocn991595183
  • (OCoLC)991595183

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