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”

William Brosnan – Divide the Dawn

William Brosnan – Character in Divide the Dawn “They’re comin’ now, just slow. Gatherin’ up like a giant swell, they’ll swallow ye like the great suck o’ the ocean and leave ye bathin’ in a welter o’ yer own blood and bones, all o’ ye. Oh they’re comin’, sure enough. Slow and sure o’ themselves.” ~WilliamContinue reading “William Brosnan – Divide the Dawn”

Sixto Stabile – Divide the Dawn

Sixto Stabile – Character in Divide the Dawn “They shooed the whore away an’ tied me to the bed. Then this Ivy League dago comes in, duded up like he’s some gaudy business man with a pinky ring. But you can’t put a blond wig on a guerrilla and convince me her name’s Mary.” ~VincentContinue reading “Sixto Stabile – Divide the Dawn”

Sadie Meehan – Divide the Dawn

Sadie Meehan – Character in Divide the Dawn “Sadie looks up into my eyes and smiles. She wipes a tear away and hugs me. And so does L’il Dinny, hugging me by the leg. She whispers to me, ‘Now you need to start makin’ a plan for yourself an’ your family, to escape Brooklyn.’” ~Liam GarrityContinue reading “Sadie Meehan – Divide the Dawn”

Darby Leighton – Divide the Dawn

Darby Leighton – Character in Divide the Dawn  “Knowing things is what I’m known for, and I’m the guy waiting in the long shadows to use them against you.” ~Darby Leighton Darby Leighton – (b. 1890) is a man of the shadows. Sickly and with calm, dead eyes, he has the look of a lostContinue reading “Darby Leighton – Divide the Dawn”

Pickles Leighton – Divide the Dawn

Pickles Leighton – Character in Divide the Dawn “It’s all about the Leighton brothers. As long as Pickles sits in Sing Sing and Darby’s eighty-sixt, Lovett’ll never get wit’ us. Even after givin’ it to McGowen like they did.”~The Swede Pickles Leighton (b. 1889) is a murderer and prisoner in Sing Sing. He does not appearContinue reading “Pickles Leighton – Divide the Dawn”

Vincent Maher – Divide the Dawn

Vincent Maher – Character in Divide the Dawn “Vincent Maher has no moral issue in both separating virginity from a young female with his blood-filled cock as he does removing the life from a male with his snub-nosed, single action revolver.” ~Liam Garrity Vincent Maher (b. 1894), also known as Masher (obsolete word for a ladiesContinue reading “Vincent Maher – Divide the Dawn”

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