Map of Ireland: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 4, 2008 - Fiction - 208 pages
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In 1974, when Ann Ahern begins her junior year of high school, South Boston is in crisis -- Catholic mothers are blockading buses to keep Black children from the public schools, and teenagers are raising havoc in the streets. Ann, an outsider in her own Irish-American community, is infatuated with her beautiful French teacher, Mademoiselle Eugénie, who hails from Paris but is of African descent. Spurred by her adoration for Eugénie, Ann embarks on a journey that leads her beyond South Boston, through the fringes of the Black Power movement, toward love, and ultimately to the truth about herself.

In this ambitious and arresting novel, Stephanie Grant's searing prose, powerful storytelling, and richly drawn characters bring tumultuous moment in American history into perfect focus.
 

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MAP OF IRELAND

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Grant (The Passion of Alice, 1995) uses the political as a counterpoint to the personal in a novel set amidst the tumult of Boston in 1974.The desegregation of South Boston's public schools, the rise ... Read full review

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User Review  - fromthecomfychair - LibraryThing

This is a story set in 1974 South Boston, aka "Southie," when the city began busing children to desegregate the schools. It is told by its protagonist, Ann, a resident of Southie, who is also a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
8
Section 4
15
Section 5
20
Section 6
25
Section 7
34
Section 8
40
Section 18
115
Section 19
123
Section 20
127
Section 21
130
Section 22
138
Section 23
143
Section 24
150
Section 25
152

Section 9
45
Section 10
55
Section 11
63
Section 12
68
Section 13
77
Section 14
85
Section 15
88
Section 16
96
Section 17
108
Section 26
161
Section 27
167
Section 28
172
Section 29
177
Section 30
180
Section 31
186
Section 32
191
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About the author (2008)

Stephanie Grant is an award-winning writer whose first novel, The
Passion of Alice
, was longlisted for Britain's Orange Broadband Prize for
Fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian
Fiction. She has taught creative writing at Ohio State University and Mount
Holyoke College and is currently visiting writer at the Franklin Humanities
Institute at Duke University.

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