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From the slums of old Irishtown to the docks of industrial Red Hook, chaos flourishes. Factions struggle for supremacy over labor in Brooklyn and to feed families where meals are hard-won. Staking claims through blood feuds, gang wars, insurmountable poverty, influenzas and mystical snowstorms. All foretold in the prophecies of the aged, unkempt augurs from the Great Hunge ...more
Paperback, 600 pages
Published April 18th 2020 by Shanachie51 Press
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Erin Clemence
May 05, 2020 rated it liked it
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Special thanks to the author and the publisher for a free copy of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

“Divide the Dawn: Fight” is the third full-length novel by Eamon Loingsigh, an American author whose previous works include a short story and a book of poetry. He tackles a rather lengthy full-length novel with this one, at over 600 pages. It’s a hard novel to classify as far as genre goes but my best guess would be somewhere in the historical fiction category. I can’t rea
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Davis Stamford
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In 1908, 7 year old Liam runs through the "Otherworld" when a thick fog takes over the Irish countryside, bringing with it a druid storyteller from the past who augurs the future. Wow, what a start to a wild and often dangerous adventure. And young Liam is SOOO lovable (in the beginning, lol).

The major theme of this book is the straddling of the present between the past (darkness) and the future (the light) whereas throughout most of the book, the present is the year 1919. There, we take the PO
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John
May 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A hard hitting look at life in Brooklyn as it really was
stephen wallace
Nov 28, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Long drawn out lack story full of snatches of what opposed to be Irish cliches. ? Let wondering just what have I read and what the story plot. Skips about to much maybe it went for me this prosaic work.
Terry
I want to read this so bad. This is the story in my daydreams and the history in my soul. This novel deserves my love.
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Eamon Loingsigh (sounds like Lynch), is a Brooklyn-based novelist and journalist. He has had six books published and was short-listed for the Langum Prize for American Historical Fiction.

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