The End of Alice
By A. M. Homes
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780684827100, 271pp.)
Publication Date: February 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.
"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