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Within Arm's Reach By Ann Napolitano

Within Arm's Reach by Ann Napolitano

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Summary

This is a novel which explores the multi-generational ties of an American family of Irish decent.

Within Arm's Reach Summary

Within Arm's Reach by Ann Napolitano

'No one in my mother's family ever talks about anything that can be categorized as unpleasant or as having to do with emotions, and, as a result, they no longer have anything to say. For them it's not a matter of keeping secrets; it's a matter of being polite, mannerly, and tough. The McLaughlins couldn't spill their woes or ask for help even if they wanted to, because they don't have the vocabulary. They are stranded within themselves, convinced that the only way is to silently persevere.' Seen from the point of view of different generations of women within this family and set around a small town in New Jersey, this is a novel about a family of Irish Catholic descent, the McLaughlins. This is a rich and resonant novel about how the totally unexpected pregnancy of the youngest (29) unmarried member the family tears apart its facade of normalcy, and throws the entire family into a state of crisis.

Within Arm's Reach Reviews

'A superb first novel' - New Books Magazine

About Ann Napolitano

Ann Napolitano is a graduate of Connecticut College and received her MFA from New York University, where she studied with Paule Marshall and Dani Shapiro. She lives in New York City

Additional information

GOR004285607
9781844081097
1844081095
Within Arm's Reach by Ann Napolitano
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2004-08-05
320
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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