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Exile on Bridge Street, Eamon Loingsigh, (ebook)

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Exile on Bridge Street
Title
Exile on Bridge Street
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Eamon Loingsigh
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eng
Summary
Exile on Bridge Street details teenage Irish immigrant Liam Garrity's struggle to adulthood in pre-Prohibition Brooklyn. Back home, Ireland's fight for its own independence erupts with the 1916 Easter Rising. The fate of Garrity's father, an Irish rebel, is unknown, which leaves his mother and two sisters vulnerable on the family farm as British troops swarm, seeking reprisals. Garrity must organize their departure to New York immediately. In Brooklyn, Garrity is adopted by Dinny Meehan, leader of a longshoremen gang based in an "Irishtown" saloon under the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Meehan vows to help Garrity and his family. But just as Ireland struggles for independence, Garrity faces great obstacles in his own coming of age on the violent Brooklyn waterfront. World War I, the Spanish Influenza, the temperance movement, the rise of Italian organized crime, police, unions and shipping and dock companies all target the Brooklyn Irish gang and threaten Garrity's chances at bringing his family to New York. When "Wild Bill" Lovett, one of the gang's dock bosses, vies to take over, both Meehan and Garrity face a fight for survival in New York City's brawling streets mirroring Ireland's own fledgling independence movement. Compelling writing by a master of historical fiction, as evidenced in the author's critically-acclaimed prequel Light of the Diddicoy
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Midwest
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Loingsigh, Eamon
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813/.6
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fiction
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  • Immigrants
  • Irish fiction
  • Gangs
  • Electronic books
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
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adult
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Exile on Bridge Street, Eamon Loingsigh, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9781941110430
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11795400
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11795400
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MWT11795400
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Exile on Bridge Street, Eamon Loingsigh, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781941110430
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11795400
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11795400
System control number
MWT11795400
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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