In this richly detailed novel about the quest for an unknown father, Julia Glass brings new characters together with familiar figures from her first two novels, immersing readers in a panorama that stretches from suburban New Jersey to rural Vermont and ultimately to the tip of Cape Cod.
In a historic farmhouse outside Boston, seventy-year-old Percy Darling is settling happily into retirement. reading novels, watching old movies, and swimming naked in his pond. His routines are disrupted, however, when he is persuaded to let a locally beloved preschool take over his barn.
Louisa Jardine is the older one, the conscientious student, precise and careful.
sorrows of his marriage.