Brooklyn (novel) Character Descriptions

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This character is a young woman who has few opportunities in her native Ireland, so she immigrates to Brooklyn where she finds a good job, gets an education, and falls in love.


This character is a second generation Italian American who is a plumber, lives with his family in Brooklyn, falls in love with an Irish girl, and who dreams of moving to Long Island and starting a construction business with his brothers.

Father Flood

This character is an Irish-American Catholic priest who lives in Brooklyn and sponsors an Irish girl from his hometown and helps her find a job and make a new life in America.

Mrs. Kehoe

This character owns and runs a boarding house, after her husband ran off leaving her in debt; she especially enjoys a new boarder who has just come from Ireland and acts as a surrogate parent to her.

Jim Farrell

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