A super fun and moving family story that will have you falling in love with all characters in this award winning novel. Here is my book review The Guncle by Steven Rowley.
Gay Uncle Patrick (Gup) also known to his niece and nephew as Guncle, finds his world turned upside down when a family tragedy back home in Connecticut has him caring for his niece and nephew all summer in Palm Springs. Can he handle this?
“GUP” is a washed up former sitcom star, whose been hiding in Palm Springs since his show was canceled and the love of his life Joe was killed by a drunk driver. Uncle Patrick is flamboyantly gay, has a gay “threesome” living next door, loves a good mimosa (light on the OJ) and lives life to his own drummer. Not exactly the perfect role model for young Maise and Grant.
But the sudden death of Maise and Grant’s mom and the unexpected drug rehab stint for their father, Patrick is thrust into a parenting role no one thinks he can handle…including himself. But armed with a set of Guncle Rules, GUP and his charges will fill the summer with adventure, love and healing…not just for Maise and Grant but for Uncle Patrick too.
A very heartwarming, funny and easy read about family and so much more. Everyone will love The Guncle. Thanks for reading my book review The Guncle by Steven Rowley.
Five stars for The Guncle***** A film is definitely in the future.
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