When all is said and done, killing my mother came easily.
A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this brilliant, powerful and unforgettable novel by the author of The Lovely Bones.
For years, Helen Knightly has given her life to others: to her haunted mother, to her enigmatic father, to her husband and now-grown daughters. When she finally crosses a terrible boundary, her life comes rushing in at her in a way she never could have imagined.
Unfolding over twenty-four hours, The Almost Moon explores the ties between mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, the meaning of devotion and the line between love and hate. It is a challenging, moving, gripping story, written with the humanity and fluidity that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.
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Sebold writes brilliantly . . . The Almost Moon is a mature, salutary and timely novel. -- Helen Dunmore * The Times * Exhilarating, unforgettable . . . This is a remarkable novel in which every word is vital, each nuance felt . . . Candid, gut-wrenching, at times horribly funny and often beautifully touching . . . The genius which guides The Almost Moon is its absolute, horrible, multiple truths; its staggering clarity. * Irish Times * As moving as it is unquestionably gripping. * Observer *
About Alice Sebold
Alice Sebold is the author of The Almost Moon, the multi-million-copy international bestseller The Lovely Bones and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, Glen David Gold.
The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold
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