The End of Alice

The End of Alice

By A. M. Homes

Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780684827100, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 1997

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 the Author
A.M. Homes is the author of the novels The End of Alice, In a Country of Mothers, and Jack, as well as the short-story collection The Safety of Objects and the artist's book Appendix A. Her fiction has been translated into eight languages, and she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her fiction and nonfiction appear in magazines such as The New Yorker and Artforum, among others, and she is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, Mirabella, Bomb, Blind Spot, and Story. She teaches in the writing programs at Columbia University and The New School and lives in New York City.

Praise For The End of Alice

"With all the cunning and control of a brilliant lover, she takes us places we dare not go alone."

-- Los Angeles Times

"The book shocks, mesmerizes, repels, and titillates, erupting at one unforgettable point in a harrowing flashback that does for baths what Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho did for showers."

-- Vanity Fair

"A breathtaking new novel...certain to cause controversy."

-- Elle

"Superlative...undeniably shocking...superbly achieved by a
writer who is a true artist."

-- Vogue

"As dark and treacherous as ice on the highway...A. M. Homes
never plays it safe and it begins to look as if she can do almost anything."

-- Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours