by Larry Kirwan
Published by Brandon Books, February 2010
In this big, passionate, colourful novel the Bronx is burning in 1980-82, Bobby Sands is dying, John Lennon is being stalked, the Reagan Revolution has begun and AIDS is about to be identified. But life goes on in the immigrant bars of Bainbridge Avenue as Sean arrives from Ireland looking for his girlfriend, Mary, and finds a lot more than he bargained for. Danny McCorley is a new type of gay hero: a hard-hitting, book-loving, immigrant construction worker with a shadowy past in the Irish Republican movement.
Larry Kirwan is the leader of Black 47, the politically charged Irish-American rock band. He has written Liverpool Fantasy and Green Suede Shoes: An Irish American Odessey. His new novel, Rockin' The Bronx will be published in Feb. 2010. He has written ten plays, five of which are collected under the title, Mad Angels. He hosts Celtic Crush on SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio and writes a weekly column for the Irish Echo.