For Those Who Love a Little History with Their Fiction and Tales of Ireland and NYC From the NYC newspaper man and bestselling author of A DRINKING LIFE comes an epic bi-coastal tale of an extraordinary man who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1740. Forever is a great read which depicts the daily life and habits of NYC from its early incarnations to present day. The main character Cormac O’Connor settles in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport area which is rife with tensions between English and Irish, whites and blacks, British and “Americans.” Through a bit of magic, Cormac is given a gift: He will live forever—with one catch: he must never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, we watch the city grow from untamed wilderness to become the thriving metropolis of the present day. It’s a mesmerizing and engaging tale.