When twins Jeanie and Julius are hit with the death of their mother, they are left to fend for themselves for the first time in their adult lives. The problem? At 51 years old, neither has ever had to, as they have always lived with and relied on their mother.
A mother who left her children wholly unprepared for life.
Afraid, alone, shocked and despondent, Jeanie and Julius must learn to take care of basic needs. Working, making money and finding a new place to live, all while discovering that their mother wasn’t exactly who they thought she was.
Time and again, these two are hit hard, devastated by life’s circumstances.
Digging deep, Jeanie works hard and is determined to save herself and her brother from the depths of despair.
A slow moving story that I enjoyed but that took quite a bit to get going. While I liked this novel, I didn’t quite love it. I admit to being confused by a mother who didn’t raise her children to care for themselves, and become independent forward thinking adults.
Thank you to NetGalley and Tin House for the arc.
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