All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald
Beacon Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0807072133 | EPUB | 1.65MB


A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.