Banished Children of Eve

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By Peter Quinn

NEW YORK 1863—A GREAT AMERICAN CITY IN CRISIS

Peter Quinn, acclaimed novelist and essayist, is a chronicler of Irish-America. A third-generation New Yorker whose grandparents were born in Ireland, Quinn is the author of Banished Children of Eve, which won the 1995 American Book Award. An historical novel set amid the 1863 New York City draft riots, the book combines Quinn’s lifelong interests in New York City, Irish history and immigration, and the Civil War, weaving together the lives of an Irish-American hustler, a Yankee stockbroker, a mulatto actress and her minstrel lover, and leading historical figures of the time. (Softcover, Penguin Books, 1994.)