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A. M. Homes: Appendix A

A. M. Homes: Appendix A

by A.M. Homes (Text by)

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Appendix A is an elaboration on A.M. Homes' novel The End of Alice, and lays bare the process of creating a character and building a fiction. The End of Alice is a tale told by an aging sex offender drawn into a summer correspondence with a college student. At first the criminal and his correspondent are merely pen pals, teasing each other, but as their epistolary exchange grows increasingly seductive, the full story of the criminal unfolds. Functioning as a compendium of evidence, Appendix A gathers an array of evidence—a photo album, paintings, assorted trinkets, teeth, a watch—remnants of the narrator's lingering and deadly infatuation with a little girl called Alice. An elaboration of the act of novel writing, Appendix A is unique exploration of the troubled boundary between truth and fiction, art and evidence.

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ISBN-13: 9780963109569
Publisher: Artspace Books
Publication date: 03/02/1996
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 56
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Salon wrote of the characters in A. M. Homes¿s 2002 story collection Things You Should Know, ¿There are few formalities, even less bulls--t, no making nice for the sake of appearances.¿ The same could be said for Homes¿s work as a whole. She specializes in bringing dark impulses and twisted tendencies to the surface, never softening or downplaying the often disturbing behavior displayed by her characters.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 18, 1961

Place of Birth:

Washington, D.C.


B.A., Sarah Lawrence College, 1985; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers¿ Workshop

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