Abby Whitshank has been caring for her family her whole life. They live in her husband’s dream house. Her son is usually absent, never explains anything about his life and annoys his sisters. Her husband loves the house his father built for someone else then moved into. His mother wanted a blue swing seat. Family stuff happens.
This book is a bit of a haze as I read it a while ago (sorry) but you can read a more accurate summary elsewhere if that’s what you’re looking for! So, this book is all nominated and recommended and stuff; Man Booker, Bailey’s prize, Richard and Judy. And it’s pretty literary I guess; a clever meander through a family’s history, private stories, philosophies and tragedies. Ultimately, though, I don’t think I’d read it again.