The Story of Chicago May by Nuala O'Faolain

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About Nuala O'Faolain

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Nuala O'Faolain is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Are You Somebody? A columnist for the Irish Times, she as also worked as a producer for the BBC.
 
Published November 7, 2006 by Riverhead Books. 372 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Employing her own autobiographical skills and intimacy with Irish sob stories (see Are You Somebody?, 1998), O’Faolain speculates endlessly on May’s motivation and intention, tracking years of brutal incarceration, fly-by-night grifting and illness, ending in May’s heartbreaking “disillusion with...

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O'Faolain has tried to capture her subject by making her into a symbol: of oppressed womanhood, of Irish nationalism, of the immigrant experience, of the traumas within O'Faolain's own family.

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May Duignan was 19 when she ran away from home in rural Ireland on the day her mother gave birth to her fifth child.May stole her family's entire savings and bought a first-class ticket to New York, something only 2% of the richest passengers did in 1890."Nothing could better show that May had a ...

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