Award-winning memoirist and New York Times best-selling author Nuala O'Faolain branches into new territory with her biography of the infamous Irish-American prostitute and thief Chicago May. O'Faolain uses May's autobiography, primary sources from the turn of the 19th century, and her own experience as an Irishwoman to bring May and all her heartache, deception, and violence to life.More
"The biographer makes herself a complement rather than an intrusion, and May emerges lively, unique, and cut from the cloth of Irish and American reinvention." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is not only a thorough portrait of a woman on the wrong path; it is also a fresh and informative view of turn-of-the-twentieth-century America, and fascinating testimony to the need to tell and preserve true stories from all walks of life." (Booklist)
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The Story of Chicago May (Unabridged)
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