The Great Unexpected by Dan Mooney

"A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale." In Dan Mooney's novel The Great Unexpected, Joel and Frank are nursing home roommates and, despite huge differences in their personalities, quickly become the dearest of friends—and partners in crime! Through Joel's experiences and feelings, we are reminded of how we as a society tend to treat the elderly. We might mean well, yes, but forgetting to include them in important decisions that directly affect them, stripping their sense of agency can seriously impact a person's mental health. I liked how Mooney had readers sympathizing with Joel's frustrations, and at the same time, understanding why his family, friends, and the nursing…


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