A Life Altering Debut Featuring Fierce, Funny, And Irreverent Women Who Battle The Most Powerful Institution In The World This Is The Book We Ve All Been Waiting For Amy SchumerA Powerful Debut Novel Of A Refuge In Brooklyn For Women In Trouble And The One Woman Who Will Risk All To Protect ThemIn The Bedford Stuyvesant Neighborhood Of Brooklyn Stands A Century Old Row House Presided Over By Renegade, Silver Haired Sister Evelyn Gruff And Indomitable On The Surface, Warm And Wry Underneath, Evelyn And Her Fellow Sisters Make Mercy House A Safe Haven For The Abused And AbandonedWomen Like Lucia, Who Arrives In The Dead Of Night Mei Li, The Chinese And Russian House Veteran Desiree, A Loud And Proud Prostitute Esther, A Haitian Immigrant And Aspiring Collegiate And Katrina, Knitter Of Lumpy Scarves All Of Them Know What It S Like To Be Broken By MenLittle Daunts Evelyn, Until She Receives Word That Bishop Robert Hawkins Is Coming To Investigate Mercy House And The Nuns, Whose Secret Efforts To Help The Women In Ways Forbidden By The Church May Be Uncovered But Evelyn Has Secrets Too, Dark Enough To Threaten Everything She Has BuiltEvelyn Will Do Anything To Protect Mercy House And The Vibrant, Diverse Women It Serves Confront Gang Members, Challenge Her Beliefs, Even Face Her Past As She Fights To Defend All That She Loves, She Discovers The Extraordinary Power Of Mercy And The Grace It Grants, Not Just To Those Who Receive It, But To Those Strong Enough To Bestow It
Alena Dillon is the author of Mercy House, forthcoming from William Morrow in 2020, and the humor collection, I Thought We Agreed to Pee in the Ocean Alena lives with her family in the north shore of Boston.
- 384 pages
- Mercy House
- Alena Dillon
- 11 August 2017 Alena Dillon