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All in the Family

(1966)
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All in the Family, first published in 1964, is a portrait of the Kinsellas, a prominent and proud Irish-American New England clan: Uncle Jimmy at its head, his three sons - James, Phil and Charles - and their cousin Jack, the novel's narrator. Jack and his cousins become fast friends in boyhood, and these friendships endure as they grow up - James to the priesthood, Phil and Charles to the law, and Jack, after a brief foray in politics (recounted in The Last Hurrah), to the life of a novelist.When Uncle Jimmy incites the Charles Kinsella Mayoral Campaign, Jack declines to join, despite Phil's fervent promise that victory will bring about an unprecedented achievement: scouring the parasitical scum that infest their city. But even as Charles leaps from the mayoralty to the governorship, and the Kinsellas reach the height of their success, a threat looms over them, ready to violently disrupt, if not outright destroy, this fiercely loyal family.Infused with the romantic, tragicomic spirit which dwells at the heart of the Irish-American experience, All in the Family is an expansive, highly readable tale with an unforgettable denouement.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 1966 : USA Hardback
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Title: All in the Family
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
ISBN: 0-316-62642-2 / 978-0-316-62642-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.
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Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: All in the Family
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
ISBN: 1-949899-88-8 / 978-1-949899-88-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cluny Media LLC
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December 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: All in the Family
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
ISBN: 0-7221-6494-7 / 978-0-7221-6494-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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