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After This Audiobook

Written by Alice McDermott

Narrated by Martha Plimpton

Published on September 5, 2006

Audio is 1596 hours and 40 minutes

Publisher List Price: 26.99 USD

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About After This:

Alice McDermott’s powerful new novel wittily captures the social, political and spiritual upheavals of the mid-twentieth century through the story of a family, and the changing world in which they live.
While Michael and Annie Keane taste the alternately intoxicating and bitter first fruits of the sexual revolution, their older, more tentative brother lags behind, until he finds himself on the way to Vietnam. Meanwhile, Clare, the youngest child of their aging parents, seeks to maintain an almost saintly innocence.
After This, alive with the passions and tragedies of a determining era in our history, portrays the clash of traditional, faith-bound life and modern freedom, while also capturing, with McDermott’s inimitable understanding and grace, the joy, sorrow, anger, and love that underpin, and undermine, what it is to be a family

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Praise for author Alice McDermott:

”[McDermott writes] deceptively quiet domestic novels within which lurk large, important matters, among them love, betrayal, constancy, loss, desire, remembrance, and—a particular constant in McDermott’s work—death. Her fiction has none of the chest-thumping bravado that draws gasps from the literati….But there is so much more to be learned from it.”
–Jonathan Yardly, The Washington Post

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A vivid portrait of an American family in the middle decades of the twentieth century by bestselling author Alice McDermott

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Alice McDermott is the author of five previous novels, including Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by FSG. She lives with her family outside Washington, D.C.


Martha Plimpton is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble and she appeared Off-Broadway in the 2006 Tony Award-winner Shining City. She has also been nominated for an Emmy. Plimpton is also an AudioFile Earphones Award Winner. Her narration credits include Alice McDermott’s After This, Kim Edwards’s The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, and Vera B. Williams’s A Chair for My Mother and Other Stories.

After This was published on September 5, 2006.

The After This Audiobook is 1596 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.

Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.

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Subjects in After This

After This includes the following subjects: World Literature / American / 21st Century. The BISAC Subject Code is Fiction, Literary.

About the Author(s) of After This

The author of After This is Alice McDermott.

About the Narrator of After This Audiobook

The narrator for the After This Audiobook is Martha Plimpton.

After This Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Macmillan Audio. It is supplied by MPS. The ISBN-10 is 1593979932. The ISBN-13 is 9781593979935.

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