- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Three Rooms Press (March 18, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0988400898
- ISBN-13: 978-0988400894
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 27 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The dark and compelling Irish American gang lifestyle of early 1900s Brooklyn pulses through this sharp, hardboiled drama. Loingsigh’s book looks at a fascinating lifestyle drawn from his extensive research and his own family history." Foreword Reviews
"[A] potent coming-of-age story . . . the first in a series about one man’s hardscrabble life. . . Rings with passion and pain. . . An engrossing read." Kirkus Reviews
"An original and poetic coming-of-age story, Light of the Diddicoy touches on some fascinating material." Historical Novel Society
"Eamon Loingsigh's book LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY is an amazing series of literary leaps from terra firma into the stratosphere above. The writing embraces you, and his description of the savagery visited on poor people is offset by the humor and love of the traditional Irish community. Yes there is laughter here too and it is a grand read, leaving any reader fully sated. Don't leave the store without this book." Malachy McCourt, author, A Monk Swimming, Malachy McCourt's History of Ireland
"Eamon Loingsigh is a poet with a pickaxe-and a scalpel attached to the working end. In LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY, he depicts the Brooklyn Waterfront of the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries, and the Irish who controlled it, with hammer-blow prose and spare dialogue. Unsparing in his account of the prevailing violence he is eloquent in laying out the reasons why. Eamon Loingsigh, the meticulous historian, paints a rich picture. Mr. Loingsigh, the novelist, tells it like it was. And brilliantly so. LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY is a great read." Alphie McCourt author of A Long Stone's Throw and Heartscald
"This book unearths and brings to life a long-lost world of hard men and women struggling to get ahead in an America not yet fully formed. Gangsters and dock wallopers along the Brooklyn waterfront intermingle with dirty cops, labor rabble rousers and the unwashed masses of an Irish immigrant class bursting with pluck and vitality LIGHT OF THE DIDDICOY is written with tremendous flavor and panache, and within its pages is a profound understanding that history is most present when revealed through the lives of characters in a story well told. Historical fiction at its best." T.J. English, author of Paddy Whacked and The Westies
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He exlores the hardships and joys of people living at that time, the ethnic rivalries, and the difficulties of earning a living.
I hope he plans one or more sequels. I will buy them without doubt.
The subject matter is Irish bloodlines of and to America.
Anyone who is interested in this era would be lucky to read this book. Anyone who is unaware of the early building of New York & its harbor will receive an education.
Again, Mr. Loingsigh has written an amazing story.