Local poet and professor Feinstein is the son of Sam Feinstein, a noted abstract expressionist painter and, as it turns out, a hoarder. This is a memoir about the relationship between Sascha and Sam is explored through memory and through the author’s experience of clearing Sam’s Cape Cod house and garden. Did Sam’s hoarding feed his art? Or did his art inform his hoarding? What is the relationship between creativity and destruction, both physical and emotional.