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A portrait of the Irish-American experience is presented through the story of an Irish immigrant's suicide and how it reverberates through innumerable lives in early twentieth-century Catholic Brooklyn.
On a dim winter afternoon in Catholic Brooklyn, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement. In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. His suicide reverberates over the decades as decorum, superstition and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence.
Subject: Immigrants > New York (State) > New York > 20th century > Fiction.
Irish Americans > Fiction.
Widows > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Nuns > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Irish fiction > New York (State) > New York.
Nuns > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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