Following Tommy - a novel

'Following Tommy' sharp as Chicago

Following Tommy, a novel from Cervena Barva Presstells the story of the O’Days, two young brothers living in an Irish American, working class neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side in the 1960’s.  As thieves they are the bane of the neighborhood until the arrival of the first African American family.

...delightful and disturbing
Catherine Sylvain, Pittsburgh City Paper

.. a little gem, a small-scale Studs Lonigan.
Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish became White is good to see someone portray the city like the vicious dog it resembles here.
Kevin Riordan, Evergreen Review

"....bracing and valuable..."
Daphne Sidor, Gaper's Block Chicago






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