Molly Malone & the San Patricios Michael Hogan

ISBN: 9789687846088

Published: January 15th 1999


352 pages


Molly Malone & the San Patricios  by  Michael Hogan

Molly Malone & the San Patricios by Michael Hogan
January 15th 1999 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9789687846088 | 9.21 Mb

From the streets of Boston to the gallows of Mexico. Hungry, homeless and in trouble with the law, fleeing from the Irish Famine, sixteen year old Kevin Dillon enlists in the American Army. When he discovers that the Army of Observation in Texas is actually poised for an invasion of a peaceful Catholic country, Kevin and his friends slip across the Rio Bravo at night. There, they join with John Riley of the St. Patricks (San Patricio) Battalion and fight for the Mexican side. The last of the recruits, a golden-eyed Doberman dubbed Molly Malone, proves to be a warrior of unquestioned loyalty and courage.

She follows Kevin and the Irishmen through the deadliest of battles even to the gallows at Mixcoac where thirty of them are hanged. In this remarkable re-creation Michael Hogan brings the history of the era alive with all its violence and sex, contradictions and ideals, romance and glory. And, underneath it all, is the poignant tale of a boy and his dog.WINNER OF THE OJO DEL LAGO FICTION AWARDAbout the Author:Michael Hogan was born in Newport, Rhode Island, of Irish parentage.

His poetry has appeared in numerous periodicals including The Paris Review, The Iowa Review, The Harvard Review, and the American Poetry Review and in many anthologies: among them Sound and Sense (Harcourt Brace, 1996) and An Introduction to Literature (Little, Brown, 1987).His many awards include fellowships from the Alden Dow Creativity Fellowship, the Colorado Humanities Fellowship, the Grace Stoddard Literary Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.Hogan has worked with Poets In The Schools programs in Arizona, California, Utah, Montana and New Mexico, and has been a consultant on various National Endowment for the Arts programs.For the past ten years Hogan has headed the English Department at the American School of Guadalajara, and has served as faculty advisor to the schools internationally recognized literary magazine, Sin Fronteras.Hogan lives in Colonia Providencia, Guadalajara, with the textile artist Lucinda Mayo and their dog, Molly Malone.

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