Small Mercies (Compact Disc)

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By Eddie Joyce, Scott Aiello (Read by)
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A startling and tender portrait of one family's struggle to make peace with their son's death

An ingeniously layered narrative, told over the course of one week, Eddie Joyce's debut novel masterfully depicts an Italian Irish American family on Staten Island and their complicated emotional history. Ten years after the loss of Bobby--the Amendola family's youngest son--everyone is still struggling to recover from the firefighter's unexpected death. Bobby's mother, Gail; his widow, Tina; his older brothers Peter, the corporate lawyer, and Franky, the misfit; and his father, Michael, have all dealt with their grief in different ways. But as the family gathers together for Bobby Jr.'s birthday party, they must each find a way to accept a new man in Tina's life while reconciling their feelings for their lost loved one.

Presented through multiple points of view, Small Mercies explores the conflicts and deep attachments that exist within families. Heart-wrenching and profoundly relatable, Joyce's debut is a love letter to Staten Island and a deeply affecting portrait of an American family.

About the Author

EDDIE JOYCE was born and raised on Staten Island and now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three daughters.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611763836
ISBN-10: 1611763835
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Publication Date: March 10th, 2015
Pages: 9
Language: English