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The author of the book: Eamon Loingsigh
Edition: Three Rooms Press
Date of issue: March 17th 2014
ISBN 13: 9780988400894
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Light of the Diddicoy, by Irish-American commentator Eamon Loingsigh, is the riveting and immersive saga of Irish gangs on the Brooklyn waterfront in the early part of the twentieth century, told through the eyes of 14 year-old Irish immigrant Liam Garrity. Forced to travel alone to America just months before the Easter Rising in Ireland, Garrity stumbles directly into the hard-knock streets of the Irish-run Brooklyn waterfront and falls in with a Bridge District gang called the White Hand. Through a series of increasingly tense and brutal scenes, he has no choice but to use any means necessary to survive, and carve out his place in a no-holds-barred world of a community living outside the law.
The book is Loingsigh’s third, and is the first of his forthcoming Auld Irishtown trilogy, which delves into stories and lore of the gangs and families growing up in this under-documented area of Brooklyn’s Irishtown underworld. His interest in New York’s Irish community stems from hearing tales of his grandfather and great-grandfather, who ran an Irish saloon in New York City for longshoremen from 1906 to the late 1970s.
Loingsigh’s most recent novella, An Affair of Concoctions, was praised as �beautiful, absolutely tear-jerking beautiful and violent in a sad and artistic way.”
"Love and Maladies," a collection of poems was equally well-received.
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Read information about the authorEamon Loingsigh (sounds like Lynch), is a Brooklyn-based historical novelist and journalist. EXILE ON BRIDGE STREET, a stand-alone novel about a 14 year-old Irish emigrant to pre-Prohibition Brooklyn was released October 2016 by Three Rooms Press. It is the second book in the Auld Irishtown trilogy.
LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY (2014) is the first in the trilogy.
"Historical fiction at its best," ~TJ English.
"A rich and rollicking tale," ~Peter Quinn.
"Don't leave the store without this book," ~Malachy McCourt.
Loingsigh's other works are a short novel and a book of poetry. They are: AN AFFAIR OF CONCOCTIONS (2009) and LOVE AND MALADIES (2010), respectively.
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