The Year of Ice: A Novel
Title: The Year of Ice: A Novel
Author: Brian Malloy
It is 1978 in the Twin Cities, and Kevin Doyle, a high school senior, is a marginal student in love with keggers, rock and roll, and-unbeknownst to anyone else—a boy in his class with thick eyelashes and a bad attitude.
Complicating the family dynamic is the constant meddling of Kevin’s outspoken Aunt Nora-who will never forgive Patrick for Eileen’s death-along with Patrick’s inability to stay single for very long. His loyalties divided between his father and his aunt, between his internal reality and his public persona, Kevin is forced to reevaluate his notions of family and love as painful truths emerge about both.