Lydia Johansen is teetering between a collapsing marriage and self destruction when a new man arrives on her doorstep. This stranger is her husband's long distant brother and a self proclaimed professional drifter. He claims to be passing through on his way to Alaska. Charmed by his self deprecating humor and easy going existence, Lydia attempts to seduce him. Within a twenty four hour period, the bonds of marriage, family and friendship are challenged to the breaking point while secrets better left buried are revealed.
"Genuinely moving ... eloquent and emotionally powerful." - Mystic River Press