Billy Gogan, American: A Novel by Roger Higgins

By Roger Higgins

The Billy Gogan tale is a fictional memoir advised through an outdated military normal of his adventures as a tender guy. Billy Gogan, American, opens with lately orphaned Billy Gogan fleeing eire at the eve of the good starvation — both simply because he's the son of a perilous progressive, or simply because his cousin does not belief him round his daughter. Billy befriends a destitute Irish peasant named Máire and her younger daughter Fíona, and jointly they undergo a harsh passage to ny, America's maximum urban. They get separated as they debark, and Billy searches tirelessly for them within the harmful 5 issues, floor 0 within the collision of american citizens, ex-slaves, and Irish refugees.

Here, Billy completes his schooling. Already capable of declaim Cicero and construe Aristotle, he learns vote casting fraud from invoice Tweed, the long run head of Tammany corridor, and the numbers online game from Charlie Backwell, Tammany's best bookie. ultimately, Brannagh O’Marran, the gorgeous mulatta daughter of the Irish madam of Gotham’s most interesting brothel, teaches him approximately love.

Billy finally reveals Máire and Fíona, and the 3 of them plan their destiny jointly. yet that destiny is taken in a merciless stroke, and not anything will ever be the same.

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