Product Description From the Back Cover Every family has its problems. But even among the most troubled the Plumb family stands out as spectacularly dysfunctional. Years of simmering tensions finally reach a breaking point on an unseasonably cold afternoon in New York City as Melody Beatrice and Jack Plumb gather to confront their charismatic and reckless older brother Leo freshly released from rehab. Months earlier an inebriated Leo got behind the wheel of a car with a nineteen-year-old waitress as his passenger. The ensuing accident has endangered the Plumbs’ joint trust fund “The Nest” which they are but months away from finally receiving. The Plumb siblings have watched The Nest’s value soar and have been counting on the money to solve a number of self-inflicted problems. Melody a wife and mother in an upscale suburb has an unwieldy mortgage and two looming college tuitions for her twin teenage daughters. Jack an antiques dealer has secretly borrowed against the beach cottage he shares with his husband to keep his store open. And Bea a once-promising short-story writer just can’t seem to finish her overdue novel. Can Leo rescue his siblings and by extension the people they love? Or will everyone need to reimagine the futures they’ve envisioned? Brought together as never before Leo Melody Jack and Beatrice must grapple with old resentments present-day truths and the significant emotional and financial toll of the accident as well as finally acknowledge the choices they have made in their own lives. Performed by Mia Barron About the Author Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children. She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.
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