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Small Mercies - A Novel

Eddie Joyce

"An intimate family portrait." -The New York Times "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." -Richard Russo "An inside look at one Staten Island family's struggle with grief . . . [A] poignant, deeply affecting tale." -Martha Stewart Living, a Book Club selection "[A] terrific debut novel. . . . Joyce layers . . . different characters' perspectives nimbly and skillfully, infusing his portrait of a messy, complicated, loving family with heartfelt emotion." -Sara Vilkomerson, Entertainment Weekly, A- 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. In unflinching but lyrical prose, Joyce shows us one mother's struggle to keep her family together and preserve the memory of her son. Following Gail as she moves from the corner offices of white-shoe Manhattan law firms to the blue-collar gin mills of the outer boroughs, Small Mercies reveals a different New York, one that exists in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants. 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

"An intimate family portrait." -The New York Times "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." -Richard Russo "An inside look at one Staten Island family's struggle with grief . . . [A] poignant, deeply affecting tale." -Martha Stewart Living, a Book Club selection "[A] terrific debut novel. . . . Joyce layers . . . different characters' perspectives nimbly and skillfully, infusing his portrait of a messy, complicated, loving family with heartfelt emotion." -Sara Vilkomerson, Entertainment Weekly, A- 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. In unflinching but lyrical prose, Joyce shows us one mother's struggle to keep her family together and preserve the memory of her son. Following Gail as she moves from the corner offices of white-shoe Manhattan law firms to the blue-collar gin mills of the outer boroughs, Small Mercies reveals a different New York, one that exists in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants. 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
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"An intimate family portrait." -The New York Times "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." -Richard Russo "An inside look at one Staten Island family's struggle with grief . . . [A] poignant, deeply affecting tale." -Martha Stewart Living, a Book Club selection "[A] terrific debut novel. . . . Joyce layers . . . different characters' perspectives nimbly and skillfully, infusing his portrait of a messy, complicated, loving family with heartfelt emotion." -Sara Vilkomerson, Entertainment Weekly, A- 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. In unflinching but lyrical prose, Joyce shows us one mother's struggle to keep her family together and preserve the memory of her son. Following Gail as she moves from the corner offices of white-shoe Manhattan law firms to the blue-collar gin mills of the outer boroughs, Small Mercies reveals a different New York, one that exists in the hearts and minds of its inhabitants. 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

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Aiello

Length:

11h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:26


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:45


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:02


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:36


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:06


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:17


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:45


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:51


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:44


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:38


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:26


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:21


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:27


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:35


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:48


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:07


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:33


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:48


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:17


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:06


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:31