Mortal Friends by James Carroll
A Novel

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Sweeping from the Irish Rebellion of the early 1920s to the tumultuous Boston of Mayor James Michael Curley and the Kennedys, Mortal Friends is the saga of Irish revolutionary Colman Brady and the choices that shaped his fate. James Carroll is the author of five novels and two acclaimed works of nonfiction, including the National Book Award-winning An American Requiem.

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James Carroll is the author of nine novels & the memoir "An American Requiem," which won the National Book Award. His essays on culture & politics appear weekly in the "Boston Globe." He wrote "Constantine's Sword" while on fellowships at Harvard University. Before becoming a writer, Carroll was a Catholic priest. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Published March 1, 1978 by Little Brown. 607 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The Sacco-Vanzetti storm introduces Colman to capo Gennaro Anselmo (Anselmo has evidence that--almost--clears the duo), and soon semi-innocent Colman is fronting for the mob, sincerely persuading Curley (now governor) to pardon convicted murderer Anselmo, a move that destroys Colman's political c...

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