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The Great Unexpected

The Great Unexpected
 

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.Joel lives in a nursing home, and he's not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. He's fed up with life and be... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780778308584
Barcode 9780778308584
Published 25 June 2019 by Park Row
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Original ed.
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Author(s) By Mooney, Dan
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ISBN-13 9780778308584
ISBN-10 0778308588
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Park Row
Imprint Park Row
Publication Date 25 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Original ed.
Edition Original ed.
Author(s) By Mooney, Dan
Category Modern Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
Humour
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 201mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Friendship, Suicide, Old age, Older men
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 997545

Description of this Book

A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.Joel lives in a nursing home, and he's not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. He's fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, moves in and turns the nursing-home community upside down.Though the two men couldn't be more opposite, a fast friendship is formed when Frank is the only one who listens to and stands up for Joel. When he tells Frank about his burgeoning plan, they embark together on a mission to find the perfect escape, and along the way will discover that it's never too late for new beginnings.Filled with colorful characters, sparkling humor and deep emotion, The Great Unexpected is the story of friendship, finding oneself later in life and experiencing newfound joy in the most unexpected places.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A testimony to the powerful medicine that a friend can be... Engaging. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Dan Mooney is a 32-year-old amateur filmmaker and air traffic controller, and a friend to many cats. He wrote his first piece of fiction for a child-operated local newspaper at age ten and has been writing ever since. He lives in Ireland. Me Myself and Them is his first novel.

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