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The Resource Small mercies : a novel, Eddie Joyce

Small mercies : a novel, Eddie Joyce

Label
Small mercies : a novel
Title
Small mercies
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Eddie Joyce
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
" "Eddie Joyce's terrific first novel is so American that the story might as well have taken place at the base of the Statue of Liberty. His Amendola family and their beloved Staten Island may be flawed, but they represent what's best and most necessaryin the American character, what our tired and poor still yearn for." -Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls 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"--
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2015
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10402629
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joyce, Eddie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Irish Americans
  • Italian Americans
  • Children
  • Bereavement
  • Families
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Small mercies : a novel, Eddie Joyce
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881888096
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780525427292
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881888096
Label
Small mercies : a novel, Eddie Joyce
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn881888096
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780525427292
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014038535
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881888096

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