This first full-length novel by K J Tesar relates the different interpretations of the relationship between the two main protagonists, and also those of their friends, and families. The story is narrated through each person’s perspective, and we find that rarely are they in the mindset that the others believe. A terrible tragedy strikes one of the main protagonists, changing everything, and leading to a heartbreaking conclusion. Many of the others also go through many upheavals in their lives, although along with the serious situations that they all face, there is always a great vein of humor running through the novel.
It is a story of people misunderstanding each other, although coming together when forced to by the heavyweight of great burdens.