Mercy Street

Mercy Street 4

by Tess Evans

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/2016

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A delightful, sweet and funny novel from bestselling novelist Tess Evans, Mercy Street tells the heartwarming story of curmudgeonly pensioner George, who, since his wife's death three years ago, is living a life that is no more than the sum of his 'worn-out, washed out days'. While his marriage to Pen was a happy one, they never had children, so his life has narrowed to trips to the shop, occasional visits from his bossy sister Shirl and afternoons in the pub with his old mate Redgum.

But one day, everything changes when Angie, a nineteen-year-old single mother, unexpectedly saves his life. George grudgingly acknowledges his debt to her, and later, when Angie asks for a favour, he has no choice but to agree. Gradually George's life begins to blossom, until Angie's fecklessness unexpectedly sets him on the wrong side of the law. It takes all of his love and courage, and friends both old and new, for George to deal with a very unexpected turn of events.

A novel about mistakes, accidental families, and the transformative power of love, from the bestselling author of Book Of Lost Threads, Tess Evans.

About the Author

Tess Evans' first novel, the bestselling Book Of Lost Threads, was published in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Indie Awards 2011 and longlisted for the 2012 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Previous to her writing debut, Tess taught and counselled a wide range of people: youth at risk, migrants, Indigenous trainees, apprentices, sole parents and unemployed workers of all ages and professions. Her second novel, The Memory Tree, was published in 2012. She lives in Melbourne.

ISBN:
9781460751046
9781460751046
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-2016
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
190x135x27mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Tess Evans

Tess Evans' first novel, the bestselling Book of Lost Threads, was published in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Indie Awards 2011 and longlisted for the 2012 International Impac Dublin Literary Award.

She has since published The Memory Tree (2012) and Mercy Street (2016). Previous to her writing debut, Tess taught and counselled a wide range of people: youth at risk, migrants, Indigenous trainees, apprentices, sole parents and unemployed workers of all ages and professions. She lives in Melbourne.

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  • Mercy Street

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    A beautiful and thought provoking book about poverty and hardship. This book had the power to bring tears to the eyes a number of times. George is a delightful character who does his best for a little girl and her mother who have had a very hard life so far.

  • Mercy street

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    I loved this book. It was basically a charming story about a sweet old man, an energetic child and her footloose mother. The story unfolds as relationships develop and George (the old man) reflects on his life. No real highs or lows, but the author develops the characters well and the plot is solid enough that you want to read on and find out which path the character's lives take.

  • Heart broken/mended/warmed

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    This one's an Aussie ripper. Evans weaves a beautiful tale about belonging right in the centre of modern suburban poverty.

    George is old and lonely and pretty bloody hilarious. Yes, the book is simple and sentimental but there's a world of truth in it's situation which grapples with aging, mediocrity, neglect and the meaning of family. If you loved Lost and Found and/or The Rosie Project, then get stuck into this one.

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