Victor Tuchman is dying, and his family gathers in New Orleans. But Victor was a criminal, a brute, who has won and lost a fortune. We learn that he beat and abused Barbara, his wife.

¬†His daughter Alex is seeking to learn the truth about him in order to understand herself. His son won’t come back from California; but his daughter-in-law is there with secrets of her own. Entertaining, well-written, for fans of stories about dysfunctional families.