Thorndike Press

The Guncle

  • Steven Rowley
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  • ISBN-10: 1432887580
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887582
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 532 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released June 2021
  • Simultaneous Publications

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A National Bestselling Author
One of O, The Oprah Magazine‘s “32 LGBTQ Books That Will Change the Literary Landscape in 2021”

Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick, loves his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant. That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for visits. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, Patrick is honestly a bit out of his league. When tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis, Patrick finds himself taking on the role of primary guardian. Quickly realizing that parenting isn’t solved with treats and jokes, Patrick’s eyes are opened to a new sense of responsibility, and the realization that, sometimes, even being larger than life means you’re unfailingly human.


Customer Reviews

“Heartwarming, hilarious . . . Rowley finds humor and poignancy in the snappy narrative . . . Readers will find this delightful and illuminating.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Patrick is a memorable character, and it’s genuinely thrilling to read screenwriter-turned-novelist Rowley’s take on the mechanics of stardom . . . There’s true insight here into the psychology of gay men, Hollywood, and parenting. A novel with some real depth beneath all its witty froth.”

— Kirkus Reviews