The Irish Flapper, is a novel set in Manhattan during the exciting Roaring Twenties about a young Irish woman’s journey to America to fulfill her contrasting dreams of wealth and living the life of an artist. Once in America she awakens to the stark difference between her dreams and the disillusioning reality of an immigrant’s life. It is her new friends, flamboyant cousin and her new found love that make life in the big city an unforgettable adventure.
In America, it is her wildly flamboyant cousin Isabelle, the “IT” actress of the moment and the girlfriend of a notorious dangerous gangster who introduces Annie to the enticing, glamorous yet deceptive world of fame and fortune. Annie falls deeply in love with Jack, a successful stockbroker haunted by the ghost of his past which threatens their future. As the great depression takes hold of New York City, it is the knot that ties family and friends together that helps her through great adversity and devastating loss.
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Catherine Stack is a freelance writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Irish Flapper is her debut novel and the result of a combination of her great love of the Roaring Twenties era, New York’s endless energy, and great ambition as well as Ireland’s charm and alluring natural beauty. The tale is loosely based on her grandmother’s life in New York as a young Irish immigrant during the an era which spanned the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression.