With the breadth and cumulative force of a novel, Mother of Sorrows presents ten interwoven stories of an American family starting out in the post World War II suburbs of Washington, D.C.
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'Richard McCann's Mother of Sorrows is almost unbearably beautiful. It is, purely and simply, the real thinga book so intricately felt, so magnificently written, that it can stand unembarrassed beside the mystery of life itself. It has immediately joined the small body of books I keep close by, for the times I need reminding of the heights we can attain using only ink and paper.' Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours.
'Unfortunately, the disjointed text makes it hard to care about the characters, and overall reading experience is fairly depressing.' - Library Journal.
'Tales too wispy to capture gay life-or death, either, in its different guises.' - Kirkus Reviews.
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