The Resource Charming Billy, Alice McDermott

Charming Billy, Alice McDermott

Label
Charming Billy
Title
Charming Billy
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming sorrow, a complex portrait emerges of an enigmatic man, a loyal friend, a beloved husband, an incurable alcoholic. Alice McDermott's striking novel, Charming Billy, is a study of the lies that bind and the weight of familial love, of the way good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide."--
Member of
Title
Charming Billy
Creator
Summary
When the late Billy Lynch's relatives and friends gather together to keep his memory alive, stories are woven and memories relived detailing his life in the close Irish-American community and the intricate feelings that resurface
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 1998
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
National Book Award, 1998
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005018
Cataloging source
NYP
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.C355
LC item number
C48 2014
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Picador modern classics
Target audience
adult
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Alice McDermott
Label
Charming Billy, Alice McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998
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  • JFFCO-MAD
  • JFFCO-MAD
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20664884
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First Picador Modern Classics edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781250058324
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
20664884
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn892627054
  • (OCoLC)892627054

Library Locations

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      420 W. Main St., Madison, IN, 47250, US
      38.737054 -85.383525

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