The Resource Easter rising : an Irish American coming up from under, Michael Patrick MacDonald

Easter rising : an Irish American coming up from under, Michael Patrick MacDonald

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Easter rising : an Irish American coming up from under
Title
Easter rising
Title remainder
an Irish American coming up from under
Statement of responsibility
Michael Patrick MacDonald
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Language
eng
Summary
MacDonald's first book told of the loss of the author's four siblings to the violence, poverty, and gangsterism of Boston's Irish-American ghetto. The question "How did you get out?" has haunted him ever since. This narrative of reinvention begins with the young MacDonald's first forays outside the soul-crushing walls of Southie's Old Colony housing project. In greater Boston and eventually New York's East Village, he becomes part of the club scene, providing a 1980s social history and a powerful glimpse of what punk music was for him: a lifesaving form of subversion and self-education. Yet family tragedies eventually draw him home again, to a devastating breakdown induced by trauma and guilt. He meets his father for the first time, as a corpse. Finally, two trips to Ireland, the first as an alienated young man, the second with his extraordinary "Ma," are healing journeys unlike any other in Irish-American literature.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.891/62073074461
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
F73.68.S7
LC item number
M34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Easter rising : an Irish American coming up from under, Michael Patrick MacDonald
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Easter rising : an Irish American coming up from under, Michael Patrick MacDonald
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Dimensions
22 cm.
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Extent
248 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780618918638
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006009767
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)65537912

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