Iris Flynn is an acerbic, self-sufficient seventy-three-year-old widow with a minor Hollywood career in her past and some streamlined kitchen cabinets inspired by Marie Kondo. Her composed and simplified existence is disrupted when her son Frank lands on her doorstep after his rental home is destroyed in a wildfire, the latest in a string of personal setbacks for Frank. He arrives with Logan, his young and handsome boyfriend, a featured extra on a teen soap opera with a loyal Instagram following.
Soon, news from her estranged family in Maine forces everyone out of their comfort zone. Iris convinces Frank and Logan to travel with her to the potato farm from where she made a quick getaway fifty years earlier, unleashing a funny and poignant family saga about secrets, forgiveness, and the fluctuating map of the human heart.
An extraordinary story about family resilience, missed connections and second chances that assures us it’s sometimes okay to create our own Hollywood endings.
- Publisher : Delphinium
- Release Date: November 14, 2023
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1953002269
- ISBN-13 : 978-1953002266
- Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.6 x 4.6 inches
About The Author
Bill Gaythwaite was born in Boston. He received a B.A. in English from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine and attended the Dante Alighieri Institute in Florence. His short fiction has appeared in Subtropics, Chicago Quarterly Review, Willow Springs, Puerto Del Sol, South Carolina Review, Solstice, and many other journals and anthologies. His debut novel, Underburn, is forthcoming from Delphinium Books. Bill has worked at Columbia University since 2006, where he was on the staff of the Committee on Asia and the Middle East and is now the Assistant Director of Special Populations at Columbia Law School. Bill lives in New Jersey with his partner Tom.