Black ’47 – Review

It is a rare moment indeed when a lie that has been passed as history can be righted. But that is exactly what Black ’47, directed by Lance Daly, has done. For 171 years a lie persisted, and even though it cannot be fully overcome, at least the healing may begin. What happened in IrelandContinue reading “Black ’47 – Review”

Dinny Meehan – Divide the Dawn

Dinny Meehan – Character in Divide the Dawn “Eyes green in the enveloped saloon light of amber and black. A child’s eyes. An ancient’s eyes. Sometimes I wonder if he ever really did exist, Dinny Meehan. I even doubt it at times, it was so long ago that all this passed. But there he is inContinue reading “Dinny Meehan – Divide the Dawn”

Mickey Kane – Divide the Dawn

Mickey Kane – Character in Divide the Dawn “Mickey is Dinny’s last surviving family member loyal to him. Tall and powerfully built with a big head of blond hair, he follows Dinny’s orders closely. Mickey Kane is Dinny’s blood. His mother’s blood, and many of us feel as though one day Mickey will replace The SwedeContinue reading “Mickey Kane – Divide the Dawn”

Bill Lovett – Divide the Dawn

Bill Lovett – Character in Divide the Dawn “Ya know, people talk. And they’re sayin’ one day the gang could be all Lovett’s. Can ya imagine the take fer us if ya was his righthand? Like the Romans we’d live! But that Bill Lovett’s a wild one.”~Mary Lonergan Bill Lovett (b. 1894), also known asContinue reading “Bill Lovett – Divide the Dawn”

Liam Garrity – Divide the Dawn

Liam Garrity – Character in Divide the Dawn “His uncle was Joe Garrity, the ILA recruiter who was killt after a melee in a saloon that was burnt to the ground in the Donnybrook in Red Hook, 1916, six months after the kid arrived.” “So he murders his uncle and gains status, interesting.” Exchange betweenContinue reading “Liam Garrity – Divide the Dawn”

Mam Garrity – Divide the Dawn

Mam Garrity – Character in Divide the Dawn “May trouble always be a stranger to ye. Take this Saint Christopher. Put it in yer pocket and touch it when ye please. Ye’ll be grand with it.” ~Mam Garrity Mam Garrity (b. 1878, County Clare, Ireland) is a mother caught between Ireland and New York whoContinue reading “Mam Garrity – Divide the Dawn”

Petey Behan – Divide the Dawn

Petey Behan – Character in Divide the Dawn “Petey Behan has short legs with a long torso and some power in his shoulders, thin hips and a box face with a mouth that never stops its blathering.” ~Liam Garrity Petey Behan (b. 1901), also known as Petey Cutpurse is a teenage thug and a rowdy.Continue reading “Petey Behan – Divide the Dawn”

The Gas Drip Bard – Divide the Dawn

The Gas Drip Bard – Character in Divide the Dawn “The Bard slowly sits in his rocker and pushes back his long brows, tilts the candle to redden his cuddy and leans forward to a place where myths still carry. And where words are like birds in their flight from Irish to English.”~Liam Garrity TheContinue reading “The Gas Drip Bard – Divide the Dawn”

The Swede – Divide the Dawn

The Swede – Character in Divide the Dawn “The Swede makes his territory: The fighter’s circle. Daring a cross of it; until finally he puffs his long trunk and the angular slant of his splayed chest and shoulders for a grunt in the air that of a bull ape’s summoning.”   The Swede (b. 1889), is notContinue reading “The Swede – Divide the Dawn”

Thomas Burke – Divide the Dawn

Thomas Burke – Character in Divide the Dawn “Harry looks down toward the parlor where the Burke boy stares and groans, his mother speaking to him in warm, sweet tones even as we can see her cold breath in the room. She rubs her hand up and down his arm to keep the cold offContinue reading “Thomas Burke – Divide the Dawn”

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