After years of unsuccessful attempts at conceiving a child, Ana and James become parents overnight, when a terrible accident makes them guardians to 2 ½ year-old Finn. Suddenly, two people who were struggling to come to terms with childlessness are thrust into the opposite situation – responsible for a small toddler whose mother’s survival is in question. Finn’s crash-landing in their tidy, urban lives throws into high relief some troubling truths about their deepest selves, both separately and as a couple. Several chaotic, poignant, and life-changing weeks as a most unusual family give rise to an often unasked question: Can everyone be a parent?
Tenderly observed and elegantly drawn, Onstad's characters are true to the deep worries and tangential shifts of fate which often define modern life; they remind us of that life's ability to soothe, to hurt, and to heal.
Vincent Lam, author of The Headmaster's Wager, Vincent Lam, author of The Headmaster's Wager