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The Resource The ninth hour, Alice McDermott, (sound recording)

The ninth hour, Alice McDermott, (sound recording)

Label
The ninth hour
Title
The ninth hour
Statement of responsibility
Alice McDermott
Title variation
9th hour
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a dim winter afternoon, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. He is determined to prove--to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, to his badgering, pregnant wife--"that the hours of his life belong to himself alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. We begin deep inside Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century. Decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence. Yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives and over the decades testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, of forgiveness and forgetfulness, even through multiple generations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDermott, Alice
Dewey number
813/.54
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Euan Morton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Morton, Euan
  • Macmillan Audio (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Widows
  • Nuns
  • Catholics
  • Irish American families
  • Suicide
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427289193
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01269757
  • 862758
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The ninth hour, Alice McDermott, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427289193
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01269757
  • 862758
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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      54 Church St., St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R7K2, CA
      43.1603307 -79.2460639
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