On a snowy morning in 1906, Famine refugee Paddy Brennan, steps into a tavern in Boston, Massachusetts. There he encounters the embodiment of the triumphal “New” Irish of Boston in the form of a third generation Irish-American bartender. When arriving on American shores in 1848, Paddy had found the same miseries that he had left behind in Ireland: bigotry, poverty and hatred. Heartbreaking, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting, this unique narrative incorporates historical details such as the Great Hunger, the rise of the Know-Nothings, Victorian prejudices and the Great Boston Fire of 1872. GO HOME PADDY is also timely as it examines the role of immigration, race relations and religion in American society — hot political topics of today. GO HOME PADDY, a graphic novel of around 200 pages and illustrated using the Victorian simian stereotype of the Irish, is an excellent match for any publishing house that has a line of distinctive graphic novels.
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