By Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
A hot, humorous and acutely perceptive debut novel approximately 4 grownup siblings and the destiny of the shared inheritance that has formed their offerings and their lives.
Every relatives has its difficulties. yet even one of the such a lot afflicted, the Plumb kinfolk sticks out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions ultimately achieve a verge of collapse on an unseasonably chilly afternoon in ny urban as Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb assemble to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother, Leo, freshly published from rehab. Months prior, an drunk Leo bought at the back of the wheel of a motor vehicle with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. the resultant twist of fate has endangered the Plumbs' joint belief fund, “The Nest,” which they're months clear of ultimately receiving. intended by means of their deceased father to be a modest mid-life complement, the Plumb siblings have watched The Nest’s price bounce besides the inventory marketplace and feature been relying on the cash to resolve a few self-inflicted problems.
Melody, a spouse and mom in an upscale suburb, has an unwieldy personal loan and looming collage college for her dual teenage daughters. Jack, an antiques broker, has secretly borrowed opposed to the seashore cottage he stocks along with his husband, Walker, to maintain his shop open. And Bea, a once-promising short-story author, simply can’t appear to end her past due novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and, via extension, the folk they love? Or will all people have to reimagine the futures they’ve expected? introduced jointly as by no means prior to, Leo, Melody, Jack, and Beatrice needs to grapple with outdated resentments, present-day truths, and the numerous emotional and monetary toll of the twist of fate, in addition to ultimately recognize the alternatives they've got made of their personal lives.
This is a narrative concerning the energy of family members, the chances of friendship, the methods we rely upon each other and the methods we permit each other down. during this smooth, wonderful, and deftly written debut, Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney brings a striking solid of characters to lifestyles to light up what funds does to relationships, what occurs to our pursuits over the process time, and the fraught but unbreakable ties we proportion with these we love.
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