Irish-American Author Eamon Loingsigh will read excerpts from his new novel, “Light of the Diddicoy.” The book tells the tale of Irish gangs on the Brooklyn waterfront in the early part of the 20th century. Forced at age 14 to travel alone to America after money grew scarce in Ireland, Liam Garrity stumbles directly into the hard-knock streets of the Irish-run waterfront and falls in with a bridge district gang called the White Hand. Through a series of increasingly tense and brutal scenes, he has no choice but to use any means necessary to survive and carve out his place in a no-holds-barred community living outside the law.
The book is the first of Loingsigh’s Auld Irishtown trilogy, which delves into the stories and lore of the gangs and families in this under-documented area of Brooklyn’s Irish underworld.
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