Stranded Author:Peter Burchard Scottish ship's boy Gavin MacInnes was stranded in tough, brawling New York City. He was drawn into the web of the Dead Herrings, a political gang in the city's infamous Fourth Ward, a neighborhood which had spawned more criminals than any other in the country. Before he sensed trouble he had made a friend of gang member Ian Porter and fallen ... more »in love with Ian's sister, Maria.
This is the story of a boy's fight against dangerous men, against a hostile city. Stranded is a rousing book, filled with action and drama. Gavin, Ian, and Maria, the brilliant and tragic Digby Pinch, chilling Barnard Fitzroy Jones, French Lil, Brendan O'Leary, and the Reverend Poole are unforgettable characters.
The story is set against an accurate historical background--the waterfront, the Bowery, lower Broadway, Coney Island and the back alleys and celler hells of Water Street. Stranded is historical fiction at its best.« less