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Charley Heenan

Charley Heenan has delivered newspapers, waited tables, tended bar, analyzed logistics for the military, managed a re​staurant, worked in finance, and knocked on doors for political campaigns. A life-long resident of the Philadelphia area and huge Philadelphia sports fan, the St. Joseph’s University graduate now writes full-time.  Heenan’s first novel, Danny’s Boys,  is on sale now.  

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"But when they said, "Sit down," I stood up."

Bruce Springsteen

Danny's Boys

October 2022

Tommy Dunleavey and his life-long friends, 20-somethings in a Northeast Philadelphia parish, have no idea their beloved pastor is an abuser, not until it’s too late. Shocked and guilt-ridden after a suicide, their friendships splinter. Tommy knows Father is guilty, even as the “did he or didn’t he” debate rages in the neighborhood. Despite his friends leaving the Church, he’s confident that once the investigation is completed and wrongs are righted, everything can return to normal. Then the accused priest is reinstated.

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