The Antiques: A Novel

The Antiques: A Novel

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A spouse and children reunites after the loss of life of its patriarch just as a hurricane tears by way of city in this “sparklingly humorous novel about really like, power, money, and adult siblings getting the beating heart of what issues most: 1 another” (People).

On the night of a large hurricane, 3 estranged siblings study that their father is dying. For the very first time in several years, they convene at their childhood residence in upstate New York, in which the storm has downed electric power strains, flooded houses, and ruined the family’s antique store.

The Westfalls are no strangers to dysfunction. But never ever have their lives felt so out of regulate. Armie is residing in their parents’ basement. In Manhattan, Josef, a sex-addicted techie, is battling to repair his damaged connection with his daughters. Their sister, Charlie, who operates in Hollywood as a publicist for a wayward youthful actress, just uncovered that her son has been expelled from preschool. Amid the storm, they appear jointly to approach their father’s memorial assistance, only to master his dying wish—they must offer his priceless Magritte portray. As their failures are laid bare, they find out that hope usually lurks in the darkest of sites. And so, too, can hilarity.

Entire with an irresistible plot and deeply flawed, affectionately rendered characters, Kris D’Agostino’s “sharp, amusing [novel] conveys the disorienting and at any time-shifting results of grief” (The New York Moments) and the unanticipated epiphanies that arise in chaos. This “darkly humorous portrait of the American household underneath duress…balances scathing and humorous commentary on the foibles of loved ones with eager insight” (Publishers Weekly). Best for “fans of humorous loved ones dysfunction novels like Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Go away You…and Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s The Nest” (Booklist), The Antiques is a heartbreaking, nimble, laugh-out-loud amusing send out-up of modern-day relatives lifestyle.