This is the story of the Royalton family, related by Josh Royalton who, at the age of 22, looks back over his life to date, contemplating whether or not he can continue; recounting the many events that have led to this situation. It is a most enjoyable book, funny, sad, with very likeable and real characters. The dominating, ambitious, insensitive but loving father; the cynical brother; the restless mother; we have probably meet people like them. And then Josh himself, a most appealing individual, who as he matures gradually comes to recognise and accept his true feelings.
There is no great plot to talk of, but that is part of its charm, for it is beautifully written, and one can truly enjoy the experience.
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