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Brooklyn Book of the Dead By Michael Gregory Stephens,

  • Title: Brooklyn Book of the Dead
  • Author: Michael Gregory Stephens
  • ISBN: 9781564780379
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In The Brooklyn Book of the Dead, Michael Stephens presents the most devastating vision of the Irish American family since the nightmarish portrayals of Eugene O Neill and James T Farrell Returning to their Brooklyn neighborhood for the wake and funeral of their father Customs Inspector Leland Coole, aka Jackie Ducks, Little Lee, Crazy Jack, but remembered by his childrIn The Brooklyn Book of the Dead, Michael Stephens presents the most devastating vision of the Irish American family since the nightmarish portrayals of Eugene O Neill and James T Farrell Returning to their Brooklyn neighborhood for the wake and funeral of their father Customs Inspector Leland Coole, aka Jackie Ducks, Little Lee, Crazy Jack, but remembered by his children as the old bastard , the sixteen Coole children talk and reminisce about their father and family all adults now, their lives have been painful failures involving drugs, alcoholism, violence, petty crime, incest, and despair Like any truly emotionally crippled children of a dysfunctional family, the Cooles rant with bitterness about their pasts but likewise romanticize their family, coupling an ability to analyze their plight with an utter inability to do anything about it The novel is also the story of the decline of urban America and the story of third generation immigrants who are both cut off from their roots and yet unassimilated into the illusory American melting pot Stephens writes of all this with a passion and love of his materials And he writes bravely because this is a book that will be attacked by those who believe in the mythical American family invoked by family values politicians and wealthy evangelists If Stephens has a message at all, it is that families are diseases made fatal by a cynical American society.
    Brooklyn Book of the Dead In The Brooklyn Book of the Dead Michael Stephens presents the most devastating vision of the Irish American family since the nightmarish portrayals of Eugene O Neill and James T Farrell Returning to

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    1. In honor of the boozing and projectile vomiting going a couple of blocks from my apartment I thought it might be a good time to finally write a review for The Brooklyn Book of the Dead Sadly, it s been a few weeks since I read the book and some of the details have been mushed in my head, but here we go anyway and hopefully the few minor errors I might make don t mean too much in the big scheme of things So happy St Patrick s Day The premise of the book is the father of an Brooklyn raised Irish f [...]

    2. The second concluding book of Michael Stephens tales of a nightmarish Irish family, The Cooles I suspect the Cooles are based on Stephens own life with him in the role of Mickey Mack, the often drunk, wayward prodigal writer son Anyway, another of his books that is out of print which is ridiculous Maybe not as good at Season at Coole, but a book that you will fly through, whipping from story to interconnected story of sadness, woe, and disgusting truth.

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