The Last Street Before Cleveland

Joe Mackall’s memoir is the story of the author’s “going home again.” Home is Parma, Ohio, and the blue-collar Catholic neighborhood on the edge of Cleveland near a GM plant where he grew up. In this community everyone goes to St. Bridget’s Church and School and lives “the working-class, blue-collar, overtime, debt heavy, layoff-fearing life in the factory.”

 

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