Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America

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In this stunning work chronicling the author’s exploration of his own past―and the lives of many hundreds of thousands of nameless immigrants who struggled alongside his own ancestors―Peter Quinn paints a brilliant new portrait of the Irish-American men a

In Quinn’s hands, the Irish stereotype of “Paddy” gives way to an image of “Jimmy”―an archetypal Irish-American (a composite of Jimmy Cagney and Jimmy Walker) who comes to life as a fast-talking, tough-yet-refined urban American redefining American politics, street culture, religion, and imagination. From their immigration into America to the politics of the modern day, Quinn's vibrant prose weaves together the story of a people that has made an immeasurable contribution to American history and culture.

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A penetrating exploration of Irish-American identity from the acclaimed author of The Hour of the Cat and The Banished Children of Eve

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Peter Quinn is the author of Hour of the Cat, The Man Who Never Returned, Looking for Jimmy, and The Banished Children of Eve, all available from Overlook.

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