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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie - 00 edition

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9780345441775

ISBN10: 034544177X

All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald - ISBN 9780345441775
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Ballantine Books, Inc.
Published:
International: No
All Souls: A Family Story from Southie by Michael Patrick MacDonald - ISBN 9780345441775

ISBN13: 9780345441775

ISBN10: 034544177X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 00

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Summary

Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in "the best place in the world"--the Old Colony projects of South Boston--where 85% of the residents collect welfare in an area with the highest concentration of impoverished whites in the U.S. In All Souls, MacDonald takes us deep into the secret heart of Southie. With radiant insight, he opens up a contradictory world, where residents are besieged by gangs and crime but refuse to admit any problems, remaining fiercely loyal to their community. MacDonald also introduces us to the unforgettable people who inhabit this proud neighborhood. We meet his mother, Ma MacDonald, an accordion-playing, spiked-heel-wearing, indomitable mother to all; Whitey Bulger, the lord of Southie, gangster and father figure, protector and punisher; and Michael's beloved siblings, nearly half of whom were lost forever to drugs, murder, or suicide. By turns explosive and touching, All Souls ultimately shares a powerful message of hope, renewal, and redemption.