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The Guncle

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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.


From the Publisher

THE GUNCLE by Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus and The EditorTHE GUNCLE by Steven Rowley, author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor

"The author... delivers arguably his funniest and most poignant novel yet." - E!News

"The author... delivers arguably his funniest and most poignant novel yet." - E!News

[A] brilliant tale of loss and love - GMA.com

[A] brilliant tale of loss and love - GMA.com

"Rowley's depth and humor will warm even the most jaded hearts." - The Washington Post

"Rowley's depth and humor will warm even the most jaded hearts." - The Washington Post

"Wise and hilarious." - People

"Wise and hilarious." - People

"A laugh-out-loud heartwarmer." - Orpah Daily

"A laugh-out-loud heartwarmer." - Orpah Daily

"[A] heartwarming, hilarious tale of family ties that even the deepest grief can't shake."

"[A] heartwarming, hilarious tale of family ties that even the deepest grief can't shake."

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