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Ticknor & Fields, 1986 - Fiction - 435 pages
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Returned to his Queens home in 1970 after winning a Congressional Medal of Honor in Vietnam, Owney Morrison works at digging tunnels during the day and escapes with drink at night--from everything, including his wife Dolores and their child

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User Review  - chengiz - LibraryThing

First chapter is great. Writing is locally very good but globally disjointed (yeah, yeah life is random, but a book about it shouldnt be). Knows what he writes about: he himself is Queens, Irish, and all that means. Read full review

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In Vietnam, Owney Morrison was a hero, winner of the Medal of Honor. Back home in Queens, married and father of a baby daughter, Owney is following family tradition and working as a tunnel builder. He ... Read full review

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Jimmy Breslin's legendary columns are in syndication nationwide. In 1986, while at "New York Daily News", he received a Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary & is also the author of the memoir, "I Want to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me", "I Don't Want to Go to Jail" is his eleventh book.

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