When Sue Glassman’s family needs a new home, Sue relents, after years of resisting, and agrees to convert to Judaism. In return, Sue’s father-in-law, Sy, buys the family—Sue, Dan, and their two daughters—a big, ramshackle beachfront house in Rockaway, Queens, a world away from the Glassman’s’ cramped Tribeca apartment. The catch? Sy is moving in, too. And the house is haunted.
On the weekend of Sue’s conversion party, ninety-year-old Rose, who (literally) got away with murder on the premises shows up uninvited and seemingly intent on moving back in. Enter neighbor Tim a.k.a Timmy (see From Rockaway), a former lifeguard, former firefighter, and recovered alcoholic—who feels, for reasons even he can’t explain, inordinately protective of the Glassmans.
The collective crack-up occasioned by Rose’s return swells to operatic heights in a novel that addresses the perils of and strategies for living in a world rife with uncertainty.
Swell is published under the Lee Boudreaux imprint. To find out more about Lee Boudreaux books: http://www.leeboudreauxbooks.com/about.html