Publisher: Sun Field Press
C.J. is getting a phone call from his father late one night. It is a weird phone call as C.J. and his father hardly had any contact for 10 years and now he calls to tell C.J. he loves him. The next morning his brother calls to tell him his father has committed suicide. Travelling home for the funeral all things going wrong in their little dysfunctional family is coming back to the now.
In the Netherlands a commercial for alcohol is obliged to be followed by the message alcohol will ruin everything you've ever loved. I guess that message should be told to the people in this book. I am not sure if there is one page where no one has been drinking (well okay there are a few but the feeling you know). I was really amazed at the amount of drunk drivers in this book. Though I do know there are enough of those in the world it has been a long time since I read a story not making much of a fuss about it.
I am not sure what to think of C.J. He obviously has not decided on who he is at age 32 and feels lost and disconnected. Being around his family obviously does more to him than he likes to admit. In a way I felt sorry for him hoping he would be able to find himself somewhere on the other side it felt like one big pity party on his address.
The rest of the family for sure were interesting additions to the story. The alpha male step father. The over sensitive sister. The popular big brother with his pretty young girl.