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.