A NovelBook - 2019
All families are dysfunctional in some way, but some, like Bea's family, ratchet dysfunction to dizzying heights. Bea rejected her parents' lifestyle of obscene wealth years ago, but maintains a relationship with her brother Alex. Restless in their London work-a-day lives, Bea and her husband, Dan, decide to take a sabbatical, even though it means pinching pennies and spending their "cushion." They set off first to see shiftless Alex in rural France. The hotel he's supposedly running is, in fact, a guestless, crumbling wreck, and there are snakes in the attic. The distance Bea had long kept between Dan and her parents is soon breached with Alex's sudden death.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
Branch Call Number: FICTION JONES 2019
Characteristics: 439 pages ; 24 cm