The End Of Alice by A.M. Homes

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From the 2013 Orange Prize-winning author of May We Be Forgiven

Only a work of such searing, meticulously controlled brilliance could provoke such a wide range of visceral responses. Here is the incredible story of an imprisoned pedophile who is drawn into an erotically charged correspondence with a nineteen-year-old suburban coed. As the two reveal -- and revel in -- their obsessive desires, Homes creates in The End of Alice a novel that is part romance, part horror story, at once unnerving and seductive.

About A.M. Homes

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A. M. Homes is the author of This Book Will Save Your Life,Things You Should Know, Music for Torching, In a Country of Mothers, The Safety of Objects, Jack, and Los Angeles: People, Places, and the Castle on the Hill. Recipient of Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships, she is a Vanity Fair contributing editor and publishes in The New Yorker, Granta, Harper's, McSweeney's, Artforum, and The New York Times.
Published October 23, 2012 by Scribner. 272 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The sexual preoccupations that have distinguished much of Homes's prior work are orchestrated here into a pervasive horniness so widespread among her characters as to seem a sort of pandemic obsession set loose on the world.

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Like recent novels by Susannah Moore and Joyce Carol Oates, Homes's latest (after her A Country of Mothers) is a literary serial-killer novel, by turns sensational and clever, smutty and powerful.

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Entertainment Weekly

The End of Alice (1996) The "voracious pedophile" and convicted killer who narrates this attempted tour de force writes as though he's swallowed the Oxford English Dictionary, but that doesn't… A.M.

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Entertainment Weekly

D Sacks — the neurologist whose most famous book, Awakenings, was made into the movie starring Robin Williams — finds great inspiration in the seven remarkable men and women he profiles here.

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London Review of Books

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