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Charming Billy

A Novel
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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Program includes a bonus conversation between Alice McDermott and Matthew Thomas, New York Times best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed novel, We Are Not Ourselves.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary with a brand new audiobook recording

Winner of the 1998 National Book Award for Fiction

Alice McDermott's striking audiobook, Charming Billy, is a study of the lies that bind and the weight of familial love, of the way good intentions can be as destructive as the truth they were meant to hide. Billy Lynch's family and friends have gathered to comfort his widow, and to pay their respects to one of the last great romantics. As they trade tales of his famous humor, immense charm, and consuming sorrow, a complex portrait emerges of an enigmatic man, a loyal friend, a beloved husband, an incurable alcoholic.

©1998 Alice McDermott (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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