The ninth hour
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017.
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Large Print
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Large print edition.
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361 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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English

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On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife--"that the hours of his life belong to himself alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little 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, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives--testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, A. (2017). The ninth hour (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. 2017. The Ninth Hour. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. The Ninth Hour Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

McDermott, Alice. The Ninth Hour Large print edition., Thorndike Press, 2017.

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