From the opening scene of a shameless Irish charmer posing as a wealthy Scottish lord, this rollicking tale of love, blackmail and betrayal in 1930s New York takes you captive.
Only ten days before Sir Angus McFarquar, aka Irish scamp Francis Xavier Dempsey, had been released from a Dublin prison for his father’s funeral when he and his brother were whisked to a getaway car bound for an IRA ‘safe’ house. When the house explodes and cash rains from the sky, the boys take the money and run …
When Tom Cronin, a former hitman forced into one last job, tracks the Dempsey brothers down in New York, their lives collide spectacularly.
From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the mobster warehouses in Hell's Kitchen, The World of Tomorrow delivers superb storytelling, unforgettable characters, and a thoroughly good time.
It's easy to see why it was picked as of the top six debuts novels for 2017 at Book Expo’s ‘Buzz Panel’.
Brendan Mathews, a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, teaches at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. He has published fiction in Best American Short Stories, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, and was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Prize in 2011. He lives in Lenox, Massachusetts.
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