From acclaimed novelist, essayist, and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri comes a novel about a family on the verge of collapse. "The son did as he was told. All his bloody life, he has done as he has been told. Time to change that, he thinks, grabbing a pen. He doesn't write that this will be the last time his father stays here. He doesn't write that he wants to break the family clause. Instead, he writes, 'Welcome, Dad. Hope you had a good flight.'" A grandfather who lives abroad returns home to visit his adult children. The son is a failure. The daughter is having a baby with the wrong man.