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The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris
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The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris spans decades of Shan Keagan's life from 1919 Ireland to New York City, to 1937 San Francisco. As young Shan departs Ireland with his uncle Will, he dreams of finding his father in the US (and expects to see those legendary streets paved with gold). But real life intervenes. Suddenly orphaned, he's taken in by the Capello family, aboard ship on their way home from Italy. He fits into the family well, sheds his Irish identity, bonds tightly with "brother" Nick. After years of harmony, a serious quarrel drives Shan away. On his own, he relies on his talent for mimicry, working as a standup comic. Times are tough in the country's economic crisis. Vaudeville gigs dry up; he resorts to opening acts for burlesque shows. When he receives a desperate plea for help, he rushes back to the Capellos. What he learns chills him. Nick running a speakeasy was one thing, but now Nick's criminal actions are far more dangerous. Shan's loyalty to Nick puts him into an impossible position. Shan pays a terrible price (imprisonment). His personality and model behavior earn him extra privileges. Then he's pushed to leave, to risk it all. He resists, until he learns of crimes against a child, which compels him to desperate measures. A gripping tale, with surprising twists by the end. Suspend belief, enjoy the ride.

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December 29, 2015 – Shelved
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July 26, 2020 – Finished Reading

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