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Mairhe Mehan is a young Irish girl living in the slums of Washington DC during the Civil War. Mairhe's family has been separated; her brother is off to fight for the Union, and her father pines for his native Ireland as his mental capacity deteriorates. The story is told through Mairhe's dreams, a poetic mix of Irish lore and the stark (but somehow dreamy) reality of the war.
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Plot & Themes

War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, Civil

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   little dialog

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