The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

by Tom Mendicino
The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

by Tom Mendicino

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Overview

S. Gagliano & Son has been a barber shop fixture in South Philly for decades. Frankie and Michael Gagliano’s Italian immigrant father—Luigi to his customers, Papa to his sons—presides over the store, enlisting his children as soon as they’re big enough to wield a broom. On their mother’s deathbed, eight-year-old Frankie swears that he and his little brother will always take care of each other, a vow he endeavors to keep through their father’s violent outbursts and the string of wives who try to take their mother’s place.

After their father’s death, Frankie takes over the shop, transforming it to fit in with the gentrifying neighborhood. Michael becomes a successful prosecutor with a rising political career, still close to his big brother despite the differences between them. Then comes an unthinkable, impulsive act that will force Michael to choose between risking his comfortable life and keeping a sacred oath—made before he knew how powerful a promise can be.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617737947
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 984,603
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tom Mendicino’s debut novel Probation was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and Lambda Literary Award Finalist. A native of Pittsburgh, he resides in Philadelphia, the city that inspired The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter, with his spouse Nick Ifft. Readers can follow him on Facebook and visit his website at www.tommendicinobooks.com.

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