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Mary After All A Novel In the tradition of Roddy Doyle's The Woman Who Walked Into Doors comes a brilliant feat of literary ventrilouism a debut novel by a male author introducing a one of a kind female narrator Meet Mary Nolan née Marelli a tough talking Jersey City native who comes of age during the turbulent 1970s Adored by the small time mafia types in her extended Italian American family–formidable but doting figures like her grandpa Louie Tony the Horse and Charlie Cuppacoffee–Mary grew up believing she could always count on men to protect her But after marrying young to escape her parents Mary finds herself sidelined by life with a philandering husband and two needy young sons her dreams as shattered as the city around herBy turns hilarious and heartbreaking Mary tells of her unusual route to independence and about the lives she touches–and is touched by–along the way From Aunt Dot and Aunt Loretta who get her started in business to the ex nuns who listen to her troubles even as they ask her for relationship advice to the nosy neighborhood housewives determined to befriend her Mary finds allies in the unlikeliest of places How she learns to stand on her own legitimately–triumphantly–is the heart of Bill Gordon's remarkable first novel From the Hardcover edition

4 thoughts on “Mary After All A Novel

  1. says:

    A story of a New Jersey housewife Decent writing but I had trouble caring about the plot

  2. says:

    Far entertaining and nuanced than you'd expect a story about a New Jersey housewife in the 1970s to be this has great characters believable dialogue a great arc and a surprising and satisfying ending A gem discarded by my library I know my Mom will enjoy it too Recommended

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