Charming Billy

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Alice McDermott
This is a wonderfully layered story. It begins with the gathering of friends and relatives after the funeral of Billy. I loved how McDermott captured the conversation, in fits and starts, the interruption to address the wait staff, the back story to a comment made. The story weaves thru time and place to tell Billy's story and how he touched them all. This one you'll want to read slowly and savor the poetry.
Cindy A. Circulation

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