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Blue Collars

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Set in the South End of New Bedford, Massachusetts, during a transformational time in American history, Blue Collars is Catherine McLaughlin’s debut novel.
Young Fiona “Finn” Kilroy grows up in a devoted, yet dysfunctional, Irish American family during the late 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Theirs is a working-class, immigrant neighborhood, where Portuguese, Irish, French, African American, and Cape Verdean families live side by side in three-decker tenement houses distinct to industrial mill cities.
Finn’s hardworking and hard-drinking father labors as a loomfixer at the Berkshire Hathaway textile mill, while her resourceful, Catholic mother holds the family together. Her life seems carefree and idyllic, her days and nights filled with family, singing, reading, swimming, playing board games and building forts. But a terrible secret haunts Finn’s childhood and its revelation only deepens her pain and confusion. Her determination to survive—and forgive—in the face of betrayal is as heartwarming as it is heart wrenching.
Blue Collars is a timeless story of a family’s enduring love triumphing over poverty, abuse, and heartache.

Blue Collars
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Family
  • Published: Jun 01, 2018
  • Publisher: Spinner Publications, Inc.
  • Seller: Spinner Publications Inc.
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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