I picked this book with several reasons, some of them because I like:
- the pictures
- and reviews stated, “Super brilliant, Super funny”.
The first chapter I did not see any funny but sad, because this chapter was about their burning house, meanwhile whole family plus a couple client were in the house.
The end of the first chapter, the author put some conversations among them, when they were seeing the fire fighters doing their job from the outside of burning house.
Seemed the author left the clues for readers by putting two words in bold fonts. I kept in my mind those words.
The next chapters jumped back and forward, reminding me to words with bold fonts.
They are the “theme” of this novel.
This book is about the a family, Alters. Arthur Alters is a father, “professor at a Midwestern college, he can’t afford his mortgage, he’s exasperated his much-younger girlfriend”.
Maggie is a main characteristic, a daughter, who “a would-be do-gooder trying to fashion herself a noble life of self-imposed poverty”.
Ethan is his son, an introvert gay.
# To be continued to part 2