The End Of Alice
By A.M. Homes
(Scribner, Paperback, 9780684827100, 272pp.)
Publication Date: February 18, 1997
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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.
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.
"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