From the Inside Flap
on...every year Frances asked me to come for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but every year for one reason or another, I said no.
We both understood the effect we had on each other, only made worse by the holidays. Still Frances felt she needed to invite me, just as I needed to refuse. In this way, we absolved each other. Or that's how it worked until one October day, over a year ago now, when Frances called to say that our father would be spending Thanksgiving with her, for the first time in a quarter of a century, and she literally begged me to fly to Boston...
From the Back Cover
`Gripping and hugely satisfying' Guardian
`A deeply enjoyable novel...beautifully written' Evening Standard
`A subtle, beautifully written and haunting novel' Daily Mail --This text refers to the Paperback edition.