By Judith Frank
Advised with the storytelling energy and emotional constancy of Wally Lamb, it is a searing drama of a contemporary American kin close to dissolution, one who explores adoption, homosexual marriage, and love misplaced and found.
For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have loved a quiet family existence jointly in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in lots of methods, they've got grown jointly and made their dating paintings. but if they examine that Daniel’s dual brother and sister-in-law were killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are by surprise, totally transformed.
In facing their households and the necessity to decide approximately who will bring up the deceased couple’s youngsters, either Matthew and Daniel are faced with demanding situations that strike on the very middle in their dating. what's Matthew’s position in a longer family members that doesn't thoroughly settle for him or the dedication he and Daniel have made? How do Daniel’s questions on his identification as a Jewish guy have an effect on his lifestyles as a homosexual American? Tensions merely accentuate once they research that the deceased mom and dad sought after Matthew and Daniel to undertake the children—six-year-old Gal, and child Noam.
The impression this immediate new family members has on Matthew, Daniel, and their courting is refined and heartbreaking, but now not with no glimmers of wish. they need to discover ways to reinvent and redefine their bond in profound, occasionally painful methods. what sort of mom and dad can those males fairly be? How does a kinfolk turn into robust adequate to stick jointly and suffer? And are there limits to honesty or commitment—or love?