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Making Nice Matt Sumell

Making Nice

Matt Sumell

Published
ISBN : 9781627790932
Hardcover
240 pages
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Hailed as indelible in Entertainment Weeklys list of 20 Books Well Read in 2015, this gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsytes Homeland (PublishersMoreHailed as indelible in Entertainment Weeklys list of 20 Books Well Read in 2015, this gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side of Sam Lipsytes Homeland (Publishers Weekly, starred review)In Matt Sumells blazing first book, our hero Alby flails wildly against the world around him—he punches his sister (she deserved it), unprotectos broads (they deserved it and liked it), gets drunk and picks fights (all deserved), defends defenseless creatures both large and small, and spews insults at children, slow drivers, old ladies, and every single surviving member of his family. In each of these stories Alby distills the anguish, the terror, the humor, and the strange grace—or lack of—he experiences in the aftermath of his mothers death. Swirling at the center of Albys rage is a grief so big, so profound, it might swallow him whole. As he drinks, screws, and jokes his way through his pain and heartache, Albys anger, his kindness, and his capacity for good bubble up when he (and we) least expect it. Sumell delivers a naked rendering of a heart sorting through its broken pieces to survive.*Making Nice is a powerful, full-steam-ahead ride that will keep you laughing even as you try to catch your breath- a new classic about love, loss, and the fine line between grappling through grief and fighting for (and with) the only family youve got.*Mark Richard