Our Lady of Greenwich Village

A Novel

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About The Book

In his brilliant second novel, Dermot McEvoy sweeps his readers into one of the most heated political races in New York City history, where an unlikely player decides to make her presence known. First it hits the papers that the Virgin Mary has appeared to Jackie Swift, an affable GOP congressman with a couple of nasty habits. She then appears in a dream to Wolfe Tone O’Rourke, a liberal political consultant who is still haunted by the ghost of Bobby Kennedy, whose death he feels responsible for. Swift uses the Virgin, soon styled “Our Lady of Greenwich Village,” to support a strong anti-abortion spin on his reelection campaign, which immediately polarizes Greenwich Village. O’Rourke, beset by his many demons, sees something familiar in the Virgin’s dancing eyes and the line of her smile and decides to run against Swift with on the platform of “NO MORE BULLSHIT.”

With help from unlikely characters like Cyclops Reilly, a one-eyed newspaper columnist for the Daily News, and Simone “Sam” McGuire, his pretty, no-nonsense assistant, O’Rourke sets out to bring down a corrupt political class while confronting the ghosts of his past. In this caustic roman à clef, Demot McEvoy portrays a Manhattan that is fetid with political corruption and religious in prose as sharp as an ice pick.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

About The Author

Dermot McEvoy is the author of five previous books, including The 13th Apostle: A Novel Of Michael Collins And The Irish Uprising. His writing can be found on IrishCentral.com. He lives in Jersey City, NJ.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Skyhorse (October 2016)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510712041

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