Johnny’s brother who dies young from tuberculosis. Along with Johnny and his other two brothers, George and Frankie, he is a singing waiter and a member of the Nolan Quartette. He is engaged to Francie Melaney before his death. With his “red-gold wavy hair and finely molded features,” Andy is regarded as the handsomest of the Nolan boys. Shortly before he dies, his brothers buy him a fancy pillow so that he can enjoy a bit of luxury. Andy stains “the fine new pillow” with “a last great gush of blood” and then dies.
Andy Nolan Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The timeline below shows where the character Andy Nolan appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...produce beautiful, weak men who grow “handsomer, weaker, and more beguiling with each generation.” After Andy Nolan dies, the boys swear that they will never leave their mother, Ruthie. Six months... (full context)