Can we ever truly know another person, however well loved? Brainy, decent, funny, and likeable, the members of Horace Houseman's family and his closest friend possess many-layered inner lives that they reveal to no one else. David Huddle's tenth work of fiction enters the minds of Horace, Eve, Hannah, Clara, Bill, and others, leaping back and forth across fifty years and intersecting the vantage points in a kaleidoscopic vision of a contemporary clan (and their secrets. Julia Alvarez says, "Huddle takes us into the intimate heart of a family, the desires that we keep from each other and often from ourselves. He has the courage and skill to . . . bring to light our loneliness and our longing." Howard Frank Mosher says, "Huddle shows us how love, in all its wondrous forms, from lasting friendship to the most intensely passionate sexuality, defines our common humanity.