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Malachy McCourt Reads from “Light of the Diddicoy”

January 16, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Famed Irishman/New York City author and actor Malachy McCourt will be reading from Eamon Loingsigh’s upcoming historical novel Light of the Diddicoy (Three Rooms Press) at the Off-Broadway Barrow Street Theatre on January 16, 2014.

Light of the Diddicoy is the beautifully written Irish emigrant story of 14 year-old Liam Garrity who is sent from County Clare to work on the docks of the Brooklyn waterfront circa 1916.  Along the way, Liam is brought into the violent Irish-American White Hand Gang who rules the dockside longshoremen rackets.

Praised as the great Irish experience in the big American city, Peter Quinn, author of the American Book Award winning Banished Children of Eve says of Light of the Diddicoy:
“A rich and rollicking tale of immigrant struggle and ethnic conflict that brings to life the lost world of the New York waterfront.”

And Irish American Writers & Artists Inc. President TJ English says:
“within its pages is a profound understanding that history is most present when revealed through the lives of characters in a story well told.”

Malachy McCourt, brother of Pulitzer Prize winning memoirist Frank McCourt, will read from this highly anticipated historical novel. Also on tap for the evening is a reading from Richard Vetere’s upcoming book The Writers Afterlife, including a guest reading from producer/director Israel Horovitz.

Don’t miss this event at the historical Barrow Street Theatre in the West Village of New York City.


January 16, 2014
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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