The Almost Moon

The Almost Moon

by Alice Sebold (Author)


A woman steps over the line into the unthinkable in this searing portrait of a to-the-death struggle between a mother and a daughter. Clair Knightly and her daughter Helen are locked in a relationship so unrelenting that it has sucked the air out of both of their lives. And as this electrifying novel opens, Helen crosses a boundary she never dreamt she would even approach. But while her act is almost unconscious, it also seems like the fulfillment of a lifetime's buried desire. Over the next twenty-four hours, Helen's life rushes in at her as she confronts the choices that have brought her to this crossroads. A woman who has spent a lifetime trying to win the love of a mother who had none to spare, she now faces an uncertain and dangerous freedom.In "The Almost Moon", Sebold explores the complex ties within families, the meaning of devotion and the fragility of the boundary that separates us from our darkest impulses. This is an unforgettable novel, a raw and powerful story, written with the clarity and insight that only Alice Sebold can bring to the page.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Picador
Published: 16 Oct 2007

ISBN 10: 0330451324
ISBN 13: 9780330451321

Author Bio
Alice Sebold is the author of the number one bestseller The Lovely Bones and the memoir Lucky. She lives in California with her husband, Glen David Gold