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Paradise Alley - A Novel-logo

Paradise Alley - A Novel

Kevin Baker

At the height of the Civil War, word spreads through the poorest quarters of New York City that a military draft is about to be implemented -- a draft from which any rich man's son can buy an exemption. The outrage this inspires escalates into the worst urban conflagration in American history. Down in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley, three women -- Deirdre Dolan O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle -- struggle with their private fears as they wait for the storm to descend upon them. Deirdre, devastated by the news that her husband, Tom, has been wounded in Gettysburg, must turn for comfort and aid to two women she has always judged as morally depraved -- Ruth, married to an ex-slave, and Maddy, a hard-living prostitute.

At the height of the Civil War, word spreads through the poorest quarters of New York City that a military draft is about to be implemented -- a draft from which any rich man's son can buy an exemption. The outrage this inspires escalates into the worst urban conflagration in American history. Down in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley, three women -- Deirdre Dolan O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle -- struggle with their private fears as they wait for the storm to descend upon them. Deirdre, devastated by the news that her husband, Tom, has been wounded in Gettysburg, must turn for comfort and aid to two women she has always judged as morally depraved -- Ruth, married to an ex-slave, and Maddy, a hard-living prostitute.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

At the height of the Civil War, word spreads through the poorest quarters of New York City that a military draft is about to be implemented -- a draft from which any rich man's son can buy an exemption. The outrage this inspires escalates into the worst urban conflagration in American history. Down in the waterfront slum of Paradise Alley, three women -- Deirdre Dolan O'Kane, Ruth Dove, and Maddy Boyle -- struggle with their private fears as they wait for the storm to descend upon them. Deirdre, devastated by the news that her husband, Tom, has been wounded in Gettysburg, must turn for comfort and aid to two women she has always judged as morally depraved -- Ruth, married to an ex-slave, and Maddy, a hard-living prostitute.

Language:

English

Length:

22h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

15:05


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:32


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

21:18


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

21:33


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

11:52


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

09:21


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:12


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:01


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:18


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

34:03


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

10:05


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

17:31


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

15:31


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

07:57


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

05:27


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

08:36


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

20:37


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

02:43


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

06:17


Part 1, Chapter 20
Part 1, Chapter 20

11:53


Part 1, Chapter 21
Part 1, Chapter 21

15:21


Part 1, Chapter 22
Part 1, Chapter 22

17:15


Part 1, Chapter 23
Part 1, Chapter 23

11:17


Part 1, Chapter 24
Part 1, Chapter 24

12:06


Part 1, Chapter 25
Part 1, Chapter 25

18:20


Part 1, Chapter 26
Part 1, Chapter 26

09:52


Part 1, Chapter 27
Part 1, Chapter 27

37:10


Part 1, Chapter 28
Part 1, Chapter 28

13:49


Part 1, Chapter 29
Part 1, Chapter 29

08:15


Part 1, Chapter 30
Part 1, Chapter 30

09:32


Part 1, Chapter 31
Part 1, Chapter 31

28:45


Part 1, Chapter 32
Part 1, Chapter 32

03:36


Part 1, Chapter 33
Part 1, Chapter 33

21:51


Part 1, Chapter 34
Part 1, Chapter 34

18:43


Part 1, Chapter 35
Part 1, Chapter 35

25:54


Part 1, Chapter 36
Part 1, Chapter 36

10:20


Part 1, Chapter 37
Part 1, Chapter 37

15:57


Part 1, Chapter 38
Part 1, Chapter 38

53:58


Part 1, Chapter 39
Part 1, Chapter 39

12:23


Part 1, Chapter 40
Part 1, Chapter 40

08:48


Part 1, Chapter 41
Part 1, Chapter 41

14:00


Part 1, Chapter 42
Part 1, Chapter 42

12:37


Part 1, Chapter 43
Part 1, Chapter 43

26:35


Part 1, Chapter 44
Part 1, Chapter 44

27:32


Part 1, Chapter 45
Part 1, Chapter 45

18:27


Part 1, Chapter 46
Part 1, Chapter 46

04:57


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

25:00


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

12:31


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

20:41


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

18:21


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

23:41


Part 2, Chapter 52
Part 2, Chapter 52

28:42


Part 2, Chapter 53
Part 2, Chapter 53

30:41


Part 2, Chapter 54
Part 2, Chapter 54

11:27


Part 2, Chapter 55
Part 2, Chapter 55

37:50


Part 2, Chapter 56
Part 2, Chapter 56

17:36


Part 2, Chapter 57
Part 2, Chapter 57

25:48


Part 2, Chapter 58
Part 2, Chapter 58

47:41


Part 2, Chapter 59
Part 2, Chapter 59

14:32


Part 2, Chapter 60
Part 2, Chapter 60

19:46


Part 2, Chapter 61
Part 2, Chapter 61

50:04


Part 2, Chapter 62
Part 2, Chapter 62

15:21


Part 2, Chapter 63
Part 2, Chapter 63

08:03


Part 2, Chapter 64
Part 2, Chapter 64

06:52


Part 2, Chapter 65
Part 2, Chapter 65

03:53


Part 2, Chapter 66
Part 2, Chapter 66

03:28


Part 2, Chapter 67
Part 2, Chapter 67

12:51


Part 3, Chapter 68
Part 3, Chapter 68

07:43


Part 3, Chapter 69
Part 3, Chapter 69

15:42


Part 3, Chapter 70
Part 3, Chapter 70

19:21


Part 3, Chapter 71
Part 3, Chapter 71

24:57


Part 3, Chapter 72
Part 3, Chapter 72

08:24


Part 3, Chapter 73
Part 3, Chapter 73

01:41


Part 3, Chapter 74
Part 3, Chapter 74

11:14


Part 3, Chapter 75
Part 3, Chapter 75

16:43


Part 3, Chapter 76
Part 3, Chapter 76

01:50


Part 3, Chapter 77
Part 3, Chapter 77

07:13


Part 3, Chapter 78
Part 3, Chapter 78

01:52


Part 4, Chapter 79
Part 4, Chapter 79

07:14


Part 4, Chapter 80
Part 4, Chapter 80

21:18


Part 4, Chapter 81
Part 4, Chapter 81

12:10


Part 4, Chapter 82
Part 4, Chapter 82

19:09


Part 4, Chapter 83
Part 4, Chapter 83

04:23


Part 4, Chapter 84
Part 4, Chapter 84

00:23