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A Bigamist's Daughter

By: Alice McDermott
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
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Publisher's summary

The New York Times Bestselling Author of After This and Charming Billy

Elizabeth Connelly, editor at a New York vanity press, sells the dream of publication (admittedly, to writers of questionable talent). Stories of true emotional depth rarely cross her desk. But when a young writer named Tupper Daniels walks in, bearing an unfinished novel, Elizabeth is drawn to both the novelist and his story—a lyrical tale about a man in love with more than one woman at once. Tupper's manuscript unlocks memories of her own secretive father, who himself may have been a bigamist. As Elizabeth and Tupper search for the perfect dénouement, their affair, too, approaches a most unexpected and poignant coda.
A brilliant debut from one of our most celebrated authors, A Bigamist's Daughter is "a wise, sad, witty novel about men and women, God, hope, love, illusion, and fiction itself" (Newsweek).

©2005 Alice McDermott (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

“Tavia Gilbert vividly narrates Elizabeth's quest for understanding of her past and her present…Gilbert conveys Elizabeh's long-hidden pain and highlights McDermott's message about relationships between men and women.” —AudioFile Magazine

“Impressive…A fascinatingly prismatic story.” —Anne Tyler, The New York Times Book Review

“A masterly and admirable first novel...A Bigamist's Daughter sparkles with crisp language and fine, precise writing….A richly detailed story.” —The Kansas City Star