The Big Finish

The Big Finish

eBook - 2020
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Meet Duffy, an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living home. Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window. Together, they're going to learn it's never too late—or too early—to change your ways. For Duffy Sinclair, life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he's destined for the roach-infested nursing home down the road—and after wasting the first eighty-eight years of his life, he refuses to waste away for the rest. So, he keeps his shenanigans to the bare minimum with the help of his straight-laced best friend and roommate, Carl Upton. But when Carl's granddaughter Josie climbs through their bedroom window with booze on her breath and a black eye, Duffy's faced with trouble that's sticking around and hard to hide—from Centennial's management and Josie's toxic boyfriend. Before he knows it, he's running a covert operation that includes hitchhiking and barhopping. He might as well write himself a one-way ticket to the nursing home...or the morgue. Yet Duffy's all in. Because thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family—his life doesn't boil down the same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy. In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut, Brooke Fossey delivers an unflinching look at growing old, living large, and loving big, as told by a wise-cracking man who didn't see any of it coming.
Publisher: 2020.
ISBN: 9781984804952
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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JCLKellyD Dec 10, 2020

If you are looking for a fun and entertaining audiobook, I highly recommend The Big Finish. The narrator, Mark Bramhall, is so good! He’s gruff and old-a perfect Duffy. I laughed out loud many times and felt connected to Duffy and Carl. There’s lots of action and dialogue. The relationships between the characters as they live out the final years of their lives is touching but so funny!

Nov 25, 2020

What a story about aging, life experiences, knowledge, forgiveness and nursing homes and the lives lived there

Sep 25, 2020

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JCLKarynH Sep 15, 2020

One of four books being discussed in the library's fall 2020 online book groups. The Big Finish is a bittersweet book about friendship, family, secrets, abandonment, addiction and redemption. Duffy Sinclair is a proud new card carrying member of the charming curmudgeon club with a unique and hilarious point-of-view. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions.

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