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Author MacDonald, Michael Patrick.

Title All souls : a family story from Southie / Michael Patrick MacDonald
Published Boston : Beacon Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (266 pages) : illustrations
Contents All Souls' Night -- Freedoms -- Ghetto heaven -- Fight the power -- Looking for Whitey -- August -- Holy water -- Stand-up guy -- Exile -- Justice -- Vigil
Summary A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty
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Subject MacDonald, Michael Patrick -- Childhood and youth.
McDonald family.
Irish American families -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Irish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Biography.
Boston (Mass.) -- Biography.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
South Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Biography.
South Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Social conditions.
South Boston (Boston, Mass.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99030692
ISBN 0807071986 (electronic bk.)
9780807071984 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Digital Editions)
9780807071984 (electronic bk.)