Published by Ecco on March 22 2016
Genres: family drama, humor
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Leo, Melody, Beatrice, and Jack Plumb are a few months away from receiving ‘The Nest’, a trust that Dad set up for them years ago. Their father, who watched many a 20-something turn into a pile of crap with a flux of money at that young age, set it up as a mid-life bump that would be distributed when the youngest of the family turns 40.
When Leo, the oldest Plumb, gets drunk and decided to take a 19 year-old out for spin and wreaks the car, their mother decides to use the Nest to fix Leo mistake. Unfortunately, all of the Plumbs where counting on that money. Really, really counting on it. Like ‘I need this money to keep my business afloat and put my kids through college’ counting on it.
The story follows the siblings and a small cast of side characters as they deal with life without their financial windfall. There is success and failure. There are tender moments and moments of complete asshole-ery. Lots of asshole-ery.
Can you tell I liked it? I really liked it.