The Story of Chicago May
- United States
More informationAward-winning memoirist and New York Times best-selling author Nuala O’Faolain branches into new territory with her biography of the infamous Irish-American prostitute and thief, Chicago May. O’Faolain uses May’s autobiography, primary sources from the turn of the 19th century and her own experience as an Irishwoman to bring May—and all her heartache, deception and violence—to life.
“The biographer makes herself a complement rather than an intrusion, and May emerges lively, unique and cut from the cloth of Irish and American reinvention.” —Publishers Weekly