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Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under by  Michael Patrick MacDonald - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 2006 - from Granada Bookstore  (Member IOBA) and Biblio.com

Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under

by MacDonald, Michael Patrick

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (Number Line With The One Present). The Book Is Bound In One Quarter Red Over A Grayish With Gilt Stamped Lettering On The Spine. Minor Wear And Faint Reading Creases. The Jacket Has A Few Tiny Edge Nicks.


A powerfully redemptive story of escape from the Irish American ghetto. Michael Patrick MacDonald's All Souls: A Family Story from Southie told the story of the loss of four of his siblings to the violence, poverty, and gangsterism of Boston's Irish American ghetto. The question "How did you get out?" has haunted MacDonald ever since. In response he has written this new book, a searingly honest story of reinvention that begins with young MacDonald's breakaway from the soul-crushing walls of Southie's Old Colony housing project and ends with two healing journeys to Ireland that are unlike anything in Irish American literature. The story begins with MacDonald's first urgent forays outside Southie, into Boston and eventually to New York's East Village, where he becomes part of the club scene swirling around Johnny Rotten, Mission of Burma, the Clash, and other groups. MacDonald's one-of-a-kind 1980s social history gives us a powerful glimpse of what punk music is for him: a lifesaving form of subversion and self-education. But family tragedies draw him home again, where trauma and guilt lead to an emotional collapse. In a harrowing yet hilarious scene of self-discovery, MacDonald meets his father for the first time -- much too late. After this spectacularly failed attempt to connect, MacDonald travels to Ireland, first as an alienated young man who has learned to hate shamrocks with a passion, and then on a second trip with his extraordinary "Ma," a roots journey laced with both rebellion and profound redemption.


  • Bookseller: Granada Bookstore (Member IOBA) US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 035057
  • Title: Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under
  • Author: MacDonald, Michael Patrick
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition 1st Printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0618470255
  • ISBN 13: 9780618470259
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Place: Boston, Mass
  • Date published: 2006
  • Pages: 248
  • LCCN: 2006009767
  • Keywords: Macdonald, Michael Patrick - Childhood And Youth; Irish Americans - Massachusetts - Boston - Biography; South Boston (Boston, Mass.) - Biography. Personal Memoirs
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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