In her first novel in seven years, National Book Award winner Alice McDermott set out to tell the story of a character who most people pass over in favor of "more appealing characters." She talks to Jeffrey Brown about her book "Someone," and how she tapped into the character’s voice. Continue reading
Alice McDermott tells the story of an ordinary woman named Marie from childhood to death in her new novel, “Someone.” The narrative centers on a woman who is shy, plain, unremarkable on the surface, but has a very active internal life. Jeffrey Brown talks to McDermott about her inspirations for the character from her own life and about the creative process in writing the novel.