ROUGH PEACE, the sweeping character-driven family saga debut novel by Thom Garvey is now available as an ebook. Spanning the 20th century ROUGH PEACE takes us from Sunnyside Queens to Southern Italy. With all of its sparkling darkness, colorful characters, attention to detail, it subtly deifies the ordinary person who has to reach deep to overcome catastrophic emotional loss
ROUGH PEACE is about family--about it as an institution. Is it viable these days, or are we destined to live our lives as loners? Or are our families--and the agonies they bequeath us--all we ever truly have? This is a truly moving story with extraordinary characters, and it is a page turner.
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In 1950's Sunnyside Queens, working class Anna marries the boy next door, Douglas, a brilliant, handsome but uncertain young man. Doug's family is WASP, educated, intellectual, staunchly American. Ann'a people are Italian Catholic immigrants, domestic with no formal education. Doug and Anna's nine-year old son Ricky takes us through gritty 1970's New York. And then as an adolescent and young man he seeks to dig up the roots of his family's turmoil and his father's alcoholism and tragic death. In 1914 Italy nine-year old Enzo waits for his father to return from America. His mother has an affair with a priest and is murdered by her own father as Enzo witnesses the horrifc act. Young Enzo escapes to America and sets himself on a tragic course until his grandson Ricky redeems the family, finding compassion for his forebears and ultimately a rough peace.
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