Old Jim Canaan: a novel

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990 - Fiction - 287 pages
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Jim Flanagan recalls his great-uncle, Jim Canaan, a tavernkeeper and political boss, who faced trouble with E.H. Crump, the new reform mayor of turn of the century Memphis

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Old Jim Canaan: a novel

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A first novel, this Irish immigrant family saga is cast in a Faulknerian mold. The story of the rise and fall of Jim Canaan, Memphis political boss and vice czar, is presented in a disjointed ... Read full review


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