Angela’s Ashes


Frank McCourt

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Frank McCourt is born in America, and then spends most of his early adulthood in Ireland trying to find a way to go back. As he remembers it, America—represented by Brooklyn, where he grew up—is…

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The night before Frank McCourt is due to travel to America, he sees a lunar eclipse outside his house. For some, the eclipse is a sign of Frank’s good fortune—for others, though, it’s a…

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