The Guncle by Steven Rowley audiobook

The Guncle

By Steven Rowley

Penguin Audio
11.39 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780593347522

From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed. So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of "Guncle Rules" ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting--even if temporary--isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human. With the humor and heart we've come to expect from bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

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Summary

Summary

An Oprah Magazine Pick of LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape in 2021

A Travel+Leisure Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of Summer 

A Bustle Pick of Best Books of May

A PureWow Pick of the Month

A Frolic Pick for Spring

A May 2021 LibraryReads Pick

From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed. So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick's brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of "Guncle Rules" ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old. Quickly realizing that parenting--even if temporary--isn't solved with treats and jokes, Patrick's eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you're unfailingly human. With the humor and heart we've come to expect from bestselling author Steven Rowley, The Guncle is a moving tribute to the power of love, patience, and family in even the most trying of times.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A laugh-out-loud heartwarmer.”  O, The Oprah Magazine
“In his heartwarming, humorous new novel, Steven Rowley shows readers the true meaning of family.” Travel+Leisure magazine
“Rowley’s sensitive and witty exploration of grief and healing soothes with a delectable lightness and cunning charm.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Steven Rowley

Author Bio: Steven Rowley

Steven Rowley is the author of The Editor, the national bestseller Lily and the Octopus, and the highly acclaimed novel The Guncle, which was named an NPR Best Book of the Year. He has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 11.39
Audience: Adult
Language: English