Many families have their own difficulties. And the Plumb family is most "difficult" of them all. The tension between its members is really great. And it reaches the breaking point on one cold afternoon in NY City. On that day, Jack, Melody and Beatrice Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother Leo.
Leo is freshly released from rehab. And that’s why. Several months ago, a drunk Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a 19-year-old girl. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs' joint trust fund, “The Nest,” which they are months away from finally receiving.
It is one of the best family dramas you ever read. It is about dysfunctional family ties. You may think that it is pretty common theme for a drama. And you are right. You will be wrong if you think that it is boring. If you begin to read you will understand that this book is perfect. And it is perfect in many ways: in the mental background of the characters, they dialogue...
This debut novel writing by Cynthia D'aprix Sweeney is wise and funny, and truly compassionate as a family drama. The story is epic and it unfolds in a deeply personal way for each character.