Hannahs Left Hook

Hannahs Left Hook

by Brian McKeown

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Hannahs Left Hook by Brian McKeown

Through countless scrubbings of St. Lawrence's Church floor, a poor washerwoman develops a devastating left hook. During the Great War she persuades the Birkenhead Shipyard to hire her as its first female laborer, beginning her transformation into a working-class legend.

Set in northwest England, Hannah's Left Hook is a story of survival, feisty determination, and the occasional black eye. Hannah Corcoran and her family battle their way through the tumultuous events of the first half of the twentieth century. Whether it's a butcher who thumbs his scales, a foreman who exploits female shipyard workers while their husbands and brothers fight the Great War, an agent provocateur who escalates the food riots of 1932, or a sergeant who drafts under-age boys during WW II--Hannah's left hook strikes to defend the rights of the unemployed and the oppressed.

William Faulkner-William Wisdom
Novel-in-Progress
Award 2010

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149282050
Publisher: Garland Press
Publication date: 03/27/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 276
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Brian McKeown was born and raised in Birkenhead, England. His father was a docker and his mother was a clippie on the buses. He attended St. Anselm’s College, did a stint with the RAF and the Merchant Navy, and then studied electronics at Birkenhead Tech, which allowed him access to the fledgling computer industry. After being hired by an American computer company, he relocated to central Massachusetts where he has lived for the last thirty-five years. His first book, Enter at A Laughing, is a collection of humorous essays.

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