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 in the creative process writing the novel.
In ‘Someone,’ Alice McDermott tells ‘ordinary’ woman’s tale
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