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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

ISBN13: 9780792723769
ISBN: 0792723767
List Price: $74.95
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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The anti-busing riots of 1974 forever changed Southie, Boston's working class Irish community, branding it as a violent, racist enclave. Michael Patrick MacDonald grew up in Southie's Old Colony housing project. He describes the way this world within a world felt to the troubled yet keenly gifted observer he was even as a child. But the threats -- poverty, drugs, a shadowy gangster world -- were real. MacDonald lost four of his siblings to violence and poverty. All Souls is heartbreaking testimony to lives lost too early, and the story of how a place so filled with pain could still be "the best place in the world".