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The constant outsider : memoirs of a South Boston mechanic

Author: Thomas M Cirignano
Publisher: [United States] : Xlibris, ©2008.
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The Constant Outsider chronicles the radical choices made by the author as part of an intense struggle to fit in and be accepted within the challenging and often violent environments of Dorchester, South Boston and beyond. This memoir is a true and exciting account of what it was like for the son of an Italian immigrant to grow up, live, and work in the predominantly Irish sections of Boston, Massachusetts during  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Thomas M Cirignano
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas M Cirignano
ISBN: 9781436320931 1436320933 1436320941 9781436320948
OCLC Number: 276357966
Description: 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Thomas M. Cirignano.

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The Constant Outsider chronicles the radical choices made by the author as part of an intense struggle to fit in and be accepted within the challenging and often violent environments of Dorchester, South Boston and beyond. This memoir is a true and exciting account of what it was like for the son of an Italian immigrant to grow up, live, and work in the predominantly Irish sections of Boston, Massachusetts during some of the most volatile and violent decades in their histories. For those who were not exposed first hand to the extreme criminal activity and violence which was Southie during the Whitey Bulger years, the events the author experienced and the people he encountered should prove riveting. Having to co-exist with killers, drug dealers and other assorted criminals, as well as the many fine and honest people that were part of the community, sometimes caused the author to walk a fine line between participating in or rejecting the lawlessness that surrounded him.

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