In the Castle of the Flynns by Michael Raleigh

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The year is 1954 and Daniel Dorsey learns at the age of eight the intimate meaning of death when his parents are killed in a car crash. Taken in by his colorful, at times mad, and always tender and caring extended family, Daniel learns that even the deepest sorrows and hurt can be healed. Michael Raleigh's In the Castle of the Flynns is about a young boy growing up Irish in a vibrant 1950s Chicago neighborhood. Now grown and looking back on those years, Daniel recalls his bouts with grief and fear of abandonment as he learns to adjust to his new surroundings amidst his oddball family. It is a time of wakes and weddings, conflicts and romance. Above all, it is a time when Daniel comes to understand both his own loss and the dark places in the lives of his loved ones. In the Castle of the Flynns is a poignant, often hilarious story of hope, passions and unforgettable memories.
 

About Michael Raleigh

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Michael Raleigh is the author of five Paul Whelan mysteries.Michael Raleigh is the author of five Paul Whelan mysteries. He has received four Illinois Arts Council grants for ficti He has received four Illinois Arts Council grants for fiction, and his stories and poetry have appeared in a number of on, and his stories and poetry have appeared in a number of literary magazines. His fifth book, The Riverview Murders, wliterary magazines. His fifth book, The Riverview Murders, won the Eugene Izzi award. He lives in Chicago with his wife,on the Eugene Izzi award. He lives in Chicago with his wife, three children, and a deranged cat. three children, and a deranged cat.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD. 416 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, History. Fiction

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The book makes a quiet and amusing study of its characters, from Danny's drink-loving Grandpa Flynn to his favorite uncle, Tom, who is in love with another man's girl.

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Raleigh's gentle new novel follows two years in the life of young Danny Dorsey.

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