During this novel, Greek tragedy meets a dysfunctional kin from Maryland, revealing how time and position topic little by way of the implacable common sense of the darkest human emotions.
A relations matriarch—half Medea, part Clytemnestra—calls domestic her 3 little ones, who take turns narrating the tale. Quinn, the sweetness boy who has develop into a profitable actor in London, needs to fly in from England, placing a brand new love curiosity and a career-boosting function in a BBC creation of the Oresteia on carry. Maury, whose lifestyles is outlined by way of his Asperger's and a negative crime dedicated while he was once undefined, rides in on a bus from his quiet, impoverished existence out west. sweet, the eldest at fifty-five and the single one nonetheless a religious Catholic, is already in Maryland, the place she looks after her mom and goals of retiring to North Carolina together with her boyfriend. as soon as the family members is reassembled within the adolescence domestic, the items of a dismal puzzle come jointly over tremendous and witty exchanges. Mewshaw invitations us into the center of a kinfolk dynamic, exploding prejudices approximately love, faith, and homicide.

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